In the US, we’re no strangers to bad weather. Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Ida are just some of the deadly storms that have swept through the state of New Jersey in recent history. These massive storms cause widespread damage and destruction, often leaving residents to pick up the pieces and patch up their communities again as the storms make their way inland.
If you live in an area that experiences frequent hurricanes, these are some of the best ways that you can prep your roof and home:
Strong Roof Structures
The New Jersey Institute of Technology report found that the hip roof is the best design for withstanding fierce hurricanes. This is thanks to its four slopes, which perform better than two slope gable roofs in terms of stability and durability during intense weather patterns such as those brought on by tropical storms or hurricane-force winds.
The researchers involved in the study noted that roofing systems that slope at 30 degrees perform the best under hurricane conditions. Large roof overhangs are not recommended for homes in hurricane-prone areas, and this is due to these winds having a tremendous uplift force. The overhangs are thus susceptible to destruction and can cause a roof failure. The report noted that roof overhangs should be a maximum of 20 inches in areas with frequent hurricanes.
Install A Metal Roofing System
Metal roofs are a durable and long-lasting roofing option. They’re easily capable of withstanding wind speeds of up to 140 mph without sustaining any damage, as well as easily deflect any falling trees and electric poles, ensuring your home will stay in pristine condition during any storm.
Metal roofing systems are also capable of withstanding the forces of heavy rainfall as well as hailstorms. Should a hurricane pass through your city, your metal roof will most likely stay intact and protect your home from the storm.
It’s important to inspect the roof of your home before the stormy season starts. This will help you determine the condition of your rooftop and if its capable of enduring severe weather.
To help you get your roof ready for the stormy season ahead, give Above & Beyond Exterior Remodelers a call today!