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Four Ways to Protect Your Roof from Wind Damage

Four Ways to Protect Your Roof from Wind Damage

Four Ways to Protect Your Roof from Wind Damage

Are you concerned with the durability and strength of your roof?  As hurricane season approaches each year, homeowners should make the right steps so they can prevent extensive damages that may require multiple repairs, replacements, and restoration.  When roofs are damaged, they may require complete replacements in order to become functional once again.  Roof replacements, unfortunately, are expensive, which will require many homeowners to file property claims in Polk County.  To prevent the need for a new roof or expensive repairs, there are a few ways that you can protect your roof from wind damage during hurricane season.

Install a Metal Roof

If you are looking for a durable and strong roof material, you will want to choose metal.  Metal roofs can protect your home against strong winds of speeds up to 140 miles per hour.  Although metal roofs are a more expensive option, they require less maintenance over their lifetime, and they last much longer than other traditional roofs.  Metal roofs have a lifespan of over 50 years, which means you may never have to replace your roof again.  

Use Steel Hurricane Clips

To add additional protection on your roof, you can install hurricane ties that will bind the trusses of your roof to the interior walls of your home.   In the event of strong winds, the roof will also be anchored to the rest of the home, making it much more difficult to damage.  By installing these steel hurricane clips, you encourage the foundation to help out in the protection against strong gusts of winds that will usually damage your roof.

Use Wind-Resistant Shingles

Another option that is popular among Florida homeowners is the use of wind-resistant shingles.  There are different classes of wind-resistant shingles that indicate the wind speeds that they are capable of withstanding.  Compare prices and do your research to ensure that you are choosing the right material for your home.  Fiberglass shingles, for example, are known to be sturdy, less likely to break, and less likely to warp under warm temperatures, heavy rains, and strong winds.

Remove Trees Near Your Roof

When you have large trees that are near your roof, you will want to remove them from those areas.  Branches from large trees can easily be broken during wind storms, which can cause extensive roof damage.  Also, trees that break during a storm may fall on your roof, causing roof collapse and potentially life-threatening injuries to those inside.  

By taking these precautions, you will put your roof in the best shape to weather any storm.  If you happen to suffer from roof damages that cause you to file property claims in Polk County, trust the professionals at Five Star Claims Adjusting to help you through the process.  Contact us to hear how we can support you today.