Tip-Top Rooftops

Strong storm winds can lift and move many things. You do not want your roof to be one of them. Make sure to check out the connection between your roof and walls before storm season starts. You can prepare your roof to be strong enough to resist the "uplift" effect of strong winds by ensuring that roof trusses and rafters are all properly tied down to exterior walls with metal hurricane connectors or straps. Do not rely on nails because they can be pulled out by powerful winds. The metal connectors should be attached to wall studs for maximum strength and security. Also check your roof for holes or tears and be sure to repair them even if they are small -- wind doesn't need a large entryway to cause major damage to a home.