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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


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Residential Roofing And Storm Damage Restorations: Building A More Storm Resistant Roof

Lori Silva

When storms cause damage to your home, cleaning and repairs are needed to prevent problems from worsening. The restoration process often includes reinstalling the same materials the same way they were before the storm. Why not improve areas like your roof with more storm-resistant designs and materials? The following storm damage repair information will help you with storm damage restorations:

Evaluate more vulnerable areas—There are areas of your roof that are more vulnerable to wear and storm damage. Some of the vulnerabilities that you are going to want to evaluate when doing storm damage repairs to your roof include:

  • Ridges at the peaks of roofs that are vulnerable to winds
  • Valleys that are vulnerable to wear and excessive runoff, causing damage
  • Walls that connect to the roof structure and are vulnerable to leaks
  • Vents and rooftop mechanical penetrations that are vulnerable to leaks and storm damage

The vulnerable areas can be improved with reinforcements and minor changes to the design to reduce wear and problems with future damage to your roof after severe weather.

Durable underlayments that protect—You also want to use it as a durable underlayment for the roof of your home when repairing storm damage. Often, there is a lot of roofing that will need to be replaced, and sometimes, you may need to have a complete roof replacement. This is a great opportunity to replace the old asphalt felt paper with synthetic moisture barriers and rubber membrane underlayments. These durable underlayments will help protect the decking beneath roofing, and protect your home from leaks.

Protection against wind and weather damage—Wind and weather damage can be a serious problem with asphalt shingle roofing materials. Therefore, you want to protect your home from these issues. There are improvements that can be made when repairing the storm damage to help prevent these issues.

Better materials to protect against wind and wear—The asphalt shingles that have been severely damaged during storms may not be the right roofing material for your home. When you are replacing roofing materials due to storm damage, consider more durable materials. Pay attention to the lifetime guarantee of roofing and the rating for the wind speed that they can withstand before being damaged.

The improvements you do to your roof during storm damage restorations can make your home more resistant to storms. Call a residential roofing contractor to talk with them about these improvements to protect your home from storm damage.