Strong winds always poses a threat to your roof. Without adequate wind uplift resistance, it cannot handle the loads forced upon it. DryTech Roofing LLC, one of the top roofing contractors in the area, presents the most important factors that make a roof wind-resistant.
Hip roofs are more aerodynamic and resistant to wind uplift forces than other roof types. Design your home with a moderate roof pitch for the right wind resistance. Roof overhangs should be no more than two feet wide; anything larger than this will expose your roof to very high wind uplift.
Construction and Materials
For high wind resistance, use 7/16 or 19/32-inch plywood or OSB roof decking nailed, not stapled. Roofers will apply wood adhesive on both sides of the intersection of rafters and the decking. This will increase wind uplift resistance. Hurricane straps should connect wall framing to rafters or trusses.
Alternatively, your roofer may also use rebar, long screws or interlocked steel mesh to meet needed uplift loads. They must be according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Premier roofing contractors offer materials and installation for a wind-resistant roof.
The most common and extensive hurricane damage is to roof coverings. Water damage often results, even when the roof decking remains in place. Stronger roofing materials, stronger underlayment and their proper installation can prevent storm damage.
Roof decking usually has gaps that allow it to expand and contract with temperature. Professionals seal all gaps in decking joints with an adhesive flexible roofing tape at least 6 inches wide while some use an adhesive peel-and-stick membrane roofing underlayment on the whole roof, the latter of which is more effective.
You deserve roofing contractors that know all about wind-resistant roofing systems, and DryTech Roofing LLC is that expert. With years of experience and mastery of craft under our belts, you’ll be glad you chose to work with us. Our service area covers Maryland communities. Call us at (240) 491-5600 for a free estimate.