If you want your roof to withstand strong weather, especially now that winter is fast approaching, it is best to hire a professional and licensed roofing contractor. Choose one that has previous experiences and the sufficient skills to efficiently weather-proof your roof. Keep in mind that this is your roof you’re dealing with. A substandard service will result in quick damage, even with the slightest of storms. And one minor problem could easily lead to costly repair or replacements.
This is why it is extremely important that you only hire the best professionals. To ensure you hire a legit professional, you will want to learn a few things about weather-proofing roofs, so that when you speak with a potential roofing contractor you’re thinking of hiring, you can get a feel for whether or not the contractor knows what he or she is doing.
What is weather-proofing?
Weather-proofing a roof is a meticulous process done on a home’s roofing system to strengthen it and enable it to come out unscratched after harsh natural weather conditions. There are simple things you can do to weather-proof your roof but it is highly recommended that you hire a roofing contractor to ensure the process is completed properly and efficiently.
How is it done?
According to industry professionals, an effective weather-proofing process depends on good roof design. Most roofs available on the market today are developed with uplift resistance. However, this is only one aspect of the entire roof design. There are lots of other things to consider and include in the design to effectively weather-proof a roof.
Aside from uplift resistance, a professional and licensed roofing contractor will ensure that your roof also complies with standard building and insurance requirements, code restrictions, and climate and fire resistance.
The first things that the contractor will look at are the edges and corners of your entire roofing system. These play a critical role in the durability of your entire roof, as the most costly and severe roof damage begins with minor problems in these areas. More specifically, the contractor will look at gravel stops and parapets for low slope roofs. If you have a steep slope roof, the contractor will investigate its hips and eaves.
Another important part of the roof that the contractor will look is your through-wall scuppers. These are usually found at the parapet wall. The reason why this is considered an important part because this is where blowing off of roofs usually begin. When wind continues to increase in velocity, it becomes trapped in the through-wall scupper. After some time, it feels trapped because of the confined space of the scupper. To exit this confinement, the wind will exert pressure on the roof membrane. Thus, the roof loosens and is eventually blown off.
Obviously, there are lots of things and parts of weather-proofing roofs. But this is a necessary investment to ensure long life for your roof and also to ensure your family’s safety.
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