Making sure that your roof is going to stay on your house no matter what happens is important. Your roof protects your house by keeping precipitation out of it. It also helps to keep your house strong because the roof ties everything together. Tieing everything together also assists in keeping your house straight, plumb, and square. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you know that the strong winds in a storm can start to lift off your roof, which can be the beginning of the end of your house. Talking to a roofer about making your roofing hurricane-resistant can help keep your house standing after a storm.
It isn't really possible to make your house completely hurricane-proof. The best you can do is to make it more resistant to hurricanes. The difference is that a hurricane-proof house wouldn't get damaged by a hurricane at all, while a hurricane-resistant house is going to be better equipped to stand up to a hurricane and its winds. There are several things you can do to your house and your roof to make it more hurricane-resistant, and a roofer can tell you about some of those things. There are some things that can be retrofitted, and others you need to do while you are building your house.
One thing that the roofer can do is install hurricane straps. The straps can go by different names, including tie-downs and clips. There are several different kinds that you can use. The roofer will tell you which ones you can retrofit to an existing roof. The roofer may have to remove the soffits to install these straps, but having a more secure roof is likely worth replacing the soffits. The best straps are designed to go around the truss and then anchor to the top of the walls. That helps to strengthen the connection between the roof and the wall. Doing that will also allow the roof to be more of a whole with the rest of the house. Adding in another mechanical connection is just like adding in suspenders when you are wearing a belt.
If you live in a place that has a lot of hurricanes, you want to do what you can to make sure that your house is going to last through those hurricanes. One way to do that is to make sure that you have a strong roof. Talk to a roofer about what you can do to help make your roof more hurricane-resistant.Share