Last time, we talked about preparing your home against a tropical downpour, preventing the need for expensive rainwater cleanup. Rain isn’t the only hazard Florida homes need to guard against. Extreme wind is one of the most common sources of roof trauma in the community, but not every homeowner knows how to stop wind damage. If that’s you, here a helpful guide on how to protect your roof.
How to Prevent Roof Wind Damage
Your lovely shingle roof may not be as secure as you thought. When it comes to areas with frequently high wind speeds, shingles should be installed with extra nails to prevent lift. Most shingles are installed with four nails, but two extra nails (for a total of 6 nails per shingle) can make all the difference in keeping your roofing safely fastened.
Falling debris is also a major hazard to your roof. If you have any trees hanging directly over your roofing, try to prune the branches back as much as you can. This could prevent a potential accident and costly damage during a severe wind storm.
Choosing the Right Material
Not all roofing materials are created equally. Architectural shingles, for instance, are rated higher for extreme wind speeds. These layered shingles are laminated in such a way, that they can withstand wind speeds of up to 120 mph. If you’re worried about hail or debris damaging your roof, you may also try installing impact resistant shingles. Of course, metal roofing and some kinds of synthetic shingle materials are also very effective against wind damage.
Ask About Architectural Shingles Today!
If you are concerned about wind damage affecting your home, call our team at 561-688-1066 and ask about our architectural shingles in Naples, FL. We’d be happy to help you find materials that fit your budget and functional needs!