Easy Ways to Make Your Roof Stormproof

By Stacy Mellete

Staying on top of home preparations must be a year-round endeavor, and with storm season now in full swing, it pays to protect your roof from strong winds brought about by a hurricane. In today’s blog post, local roofing contractor Affordable Roofing Systems takes a closer look at the various ways you can strengthen your roofing system before a storm hits.

Easy Ways to Make Your Roof Stormproof

Secure Your Roof’s Shingles

High winds can affect the bottom row of shingles, causing the rest of the layers to be lifted along with them. You can save your roof from a storm by securing this section of the roofing system. While it is good to have shingles that are given Class G or H high wind resistance ratings, homeowners that don’t have such can do some repair work. A tube of roofing cement can be used to affix the first row more tightly. Loose shingles, meanwhile, need to be re-adhered as soon as possible.

Reinforce Soffits

Soffits are more than just aesthetic features of residential properties. They protect the rafters of homes against the harsh elements, keeping moisture out to prevent the growth of mold. Like roof shingles, they can be reinforced during roof repairs to hold the rest of the roofing system together. A polyurethane sealant with some stainless steel screws will firmly connect the parts of the soffit to help them work as a unit.

Cover Up Exterior Holes

Holes where wires, cables and pipes enter or exit your home must be sealed shut using silicone caulk. Also, inspect the roof and check flashings on dormers and vent pipes that jut out of the surface. Replace damaged flashing material if needed. In doing so, you protect the roof’s inner layers from moisture, especially rainstorms.

Trust your roof’s care to a quality roofing company that’s not only familiar with the challenges your roof faces but also with the most experience in utilizing the best roofing products and offer storm damage restorations. At Affordable Roofing Systems, expect our pros to assess your roofing system to find out how extensive repairs are needed or if a total replacement is the best solution.
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