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Storm Resistant Roofing

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Storm proof roofingRoof saves you from plenty of problems. It saves you from rain, storm, high winds, heat and all other seasonal problems. If the roof is not proper then it only needs a minute to peel off the roof of a house. If the roofs house is once damaged it could be damaged again and again even after repairing it. Thus the best available thing for you to do is make your house roof storm resistant and stay away and safe from all storm related roof issues. Here are some of the tips which helps your roof to stay storm resistant.

  • Build a moderately pitched hip roof

As compared to steep roofs, mild roofs are a good conductor of storms. They can handle wind in stronger manner. The appropriate size for the roof is below 6/12 and greater than 4/12. When going for flat roofs they are more problematic as they increase uplift forces on the areas of overhang and are easier to get leaks on the roofs. Even when comparing gable roofs with hip roofs, hip roofs are on the priority as they are comparatively more aerodynamic and wind resistant. They are also very good in shedding the water away and keeping the roof away from water and leak damage.

  • Tie hurricane straps to load bracing components

If you are thinking to install hurricane straps on non load receiving components and it’s not going to help your roof to be safe from the disaster or help roof being storm resistant. Instead tie them to the load bearing bracing or walls and it will prove to be beneficial in storm conditions. Use those hurricane straps which wraps the top truss or rafter of roof

  • Add baffled ridge with soffit vents

If you lower down the number of penetrations on the roof then it will prove to be added protection for your roof. Penetrations of roof like attic vents can blow in the situation of high winds or storm giving a gap for water to enter and create water accumulation and then leakage issues. You can opt for baffled ridge vents. It can prevent flow of air and rain which is driven through air from entering into the attic through the way of ridge vent. To minimize the area through which wind driven rain enters the attic you can select soffit vents with perforations which are concentrated near the outer edge.

  • Securely attach roof decking

Roof sheathing should be applied which should be having a minimum thickness of 19/32 inches as it adds strength in circumstances of high risk and high wind along with storms. Try to apply a secure pattern which is of 8D ring which nails at 6 inches exactly on the center. Beware that you don’t attest it with staples. Also be conscious about the spacing as there should be a ¼ inch gap between every sheet for thermal expansion. This spacing can be provided by the H clips along with adding strength to the horizontal connections.

Reasons of Selecting Asphalt Roofs

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

asphalt roofAsphalt roofing is the oldest and ancient type of roofing methods which is still prevailing its stand in the field of constructing the roof. many of the home owners still believe in installing asphalt roofing method as their roof in the home because it is provided with many benefits and genuine reasons of installing it in the home. There are many qualities which are in accordance with needs and the requirements of the home owners. Qualities like longer lasting and durable in nature, cost effective, eco friendly which does not harm or damage the environment, etc are some of the reason why people opt for installing asphalt roofing method is their home. This article will help you to concrete your decisions and will supply you the reasons of installing asphalt roof in your home.

Reasons:

  • The availability of asphalt roofs are more because it is made up of natural components which do not gets exhausted. The materials which are used in the construction of asphalt roofs are easily available in the market and are of lesser price which increases the interest of installing it as the roof by the home owners.
  • After constructing the asphalt roof and installing it in the home, the maintenance cost of the roof is very less as compared to other roofing methods because the materials which are used in the installation of the roof are natural components and can be easily available in the market if the home owners wants to replace the damaged portion of the roof.
  • The cost of installing asphalt roofs in your home is less than as compared to other roofing methods because the materials which are used in it are cheap and structure of the roof is simple and easy to construct.
  • The core reason of installing and placing asphalt roofs in your roof is its long durable nature which is most advantageous for the home owners. Installing asphalt roofs will be beneficial because it can last for more than hundred years. This makes the home owners tempt to install and construct it on their top surface of the home.
  • Asphalt roofs are considered amongst the most ancient roofing methods, so home owners have the perception of old design and structure with similar of color but your perception is wrong. There are different colors and styles available in the roofing method which increases the show and the gaze of the home where it is installed.
  • Asphalt roofs can be placed on the roof in the form of tiles or the strips or sheets whichever is appropriate to the home owners and this make it more versatile in nature as compared to other roofing methods.
  • Asphalt roofs protect the home from fire, wind, snow dams, storms, etc so it is considered to be fire resistant and it is helpful for maintaining balance of temperature in the attic and the interiors of the home because it contains the components of nature so it is helpful to lesser down the temperature in the home which saves the energy consumption and decrease the bills of electricity of the home.

Importance of gutter guards in home improvements

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

gutter guards, home improvementGutter protection is used in the protection of your roof. So it is important in home improvements. If the gutter clogged with leaves, it will damage your basement and yard. Gutter guard will minimize the leakage. Gutter guards are used to streamline the rain water flow. It is used to filter the leaves and debris.

Types of gutter guard

Mesh screen type gutter is costly and you have to clean the mesh screen very often. Foam gutter guards are cheap and easy to install. Even small particles are filtered by the foam gutter guard because of its pores. The cleaning process is very hard and the water flow is low. These are the major disadvantage of using foam gutter guards.
Steel gutter guards are effective and it is permanent. The cost of the steel guard is slightly more than the copper or aluminum. Steel gutters are superior in strength and it is not affected by weather. The cleaning of this guard is easy. The steel gutter guard is the best option in home improvements.

Designing roof trusses

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Roof trusses designing tips, roof designRoof trusses can be one of the better ideas for the roof than the traditional roof that is framed with rafter. This is framed in a shop and is made from small pieces of lumber, and is one of the quickest and most cost effective roof building methods that one can ever find. However, the challenge lies in finding that perfect roof truss design for one’s house. It is one of the critical jobs and may be the toughest of the whole process.

First a truss layout is created and then the areas where the trusses will be fitted are planned in that layout. The shapes of the bottom and the top of the trusses are anticipated and the load on these trusses is calculated for structural safety factors. Then these are modelled using computer software and the resultant plan is then passed on to the constructor for the final job.