How to Prevent Roofing Wind Damage in Future Storms

Answered by Brendan ~ March 7, 2010 ~ No Comments

My roofing was wind damaged in a tropical storm last summer. The damage is repaired but I'd like to help prevent the same thing happening in future Florida storms. What steps should I take?

Lisa P. ~ Daytona Beach, Florida

Brendan Fowler

This is a tough question. Depending on the type of roof you have, there may be different options. Depending on what is causing the damage may give you options. If you have an asphalt shingle roof that blows of in pieces, you can try using roof mastic to stick the ends down to prevent wind from getting under the roofing. This may however void any warranties for your roof. If it is metal that is blowing off, you can try tightening the screws and adding more screws to hold it down.

If the damage is the result of objects hitting your roof, like tree branches, trim the trees around the house. Unfortunately, wind can be a roof killer, if your roof is old and continues to blow off in big storms, a new roof may be your only solution.

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