Hurricane season is here, so make sure you take the time to evaluate your home’s roof structure! Roofs come in many different styles and types, which results in some being more durable than others during a hurricane. Gabled roofs, structured with triangular shape profiles, are thought to be the weakest type of roof when faced with the extreme winds brought on by a hurricane. This is due to the fact that the gables are not typically reinforced enough to hold up to high winds, unless they are built correctly with proper wind code protection for that specific area. Of course, there are other types of roofs that can also be structurally unsound when being put up against high pounding winds.
To make sure your roof can withstand this year’s hurricane season, call our professionals at Bay Area Roofers. We will examine your roof by checking the trusses in the attic and look to see if they are supported and reinforced properly. We will also check the roof sheeting and materials to make sure they are all in good condition. Let us help you prepare for this hurricane season.