Roofs and Hurricanes

Roofs and Hurricanes

Regardless of your roof type, hurricane straps are designed to help hold the roof to the walls. Ask your builder to install hurricane straps of galvanized metal. Don’t wait until after your house is constructed; although some people attempt hurricane-strap...
Roofs and Hurricanes

Strong Roofs

How you put the roof together is just as important as the materials you use. When framing and sheathing the roof, for example, how many nails you use and where you put them may determine how well your roof stays in place. Fasten your roof incorrectly and it may blow...
Roofs and Hurricanes

Roof Inspection

You should inspect your roof at least once a year. Nothing beats getting up close, but a good pair of binoculars can give you the next best thing. Look for curling or buckling shingles, shingle granules in your gutters, and other signs of wear.
Roofs and Hurricanes

Spring Shingles

Since roofing shingles are brittle in winter, they may break if you handle or walk on them. This makes spring a good time to do an inspection. Look for loose or curling shingles.