You probably know by now that hurricanes and wind can do significant damage to your roof. If you’re wondering if there is anything you can do to prevent damage, you may be surprised to learn that there is. We admit there’s no guaranteed way to prevent all wind damage, having a quality roofing system installed by a leading roofing company who understands the right ways to install a roof will help. Here are some things you should know when it’s time to pick a new roofing material for your home when it comes to hurricane and wind damage.
Not All Asphalt Shingles Are Created Equally
Asphalt shingles are still the most common roofing material in Florida. Today’s shingles from quality manufacturers like GAF stand up to winds in excess of 100mph when properly installed. Other manufacturers offer similar warranties, but only if you choose an authorized installer and a new roofing system. That’s when it makes a difference in whom you choose to install your new roof. If you’re looking at GAF shingles, chose a Master Elite Roofing company for your new roof so you can take advantage of the best roofing warranty in the business.
Metal Roofing Alliance & FEMA Recommend Metal Roofing
If you’ve not considered metal roofing for your new roof, you may want to. The Metal Roofing Alliance has been promoting the benefits of superior wind resistance that metal roofs offer for years. The Federal Emergency Management Association now echoes the Metal Roofing Alliance’s recommendations. Few roofing materials compare to metal when it comes to wind and fire resistance with proper installation using metal roofing clips.
The Tile Roofing Institute has performed independent testing on both clay and concrete tile roofs and found that when properly installed, they can withstand winds in excess of 125mph. This is evident in the fact that the Tampa Bay area has seen countless hurricanes, tropical storms and wind events and many older homes and buildings have roofs that are decades old.
The key to a roofing system that withstands strong winds is proper installation no matter which material you choose. That means you need a quality installer like Suncoast Roofing Solutions for your new roof installation. Although we admit that no roofing system, no matter how well installed, can withstand all storms. However, you’ll find that when we install your new roof, we do it in accordance with all industry and manufacturer recommendations so your roof has the best chance of protecting you through the next storm. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.