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Tech Set 5: Storm-Resistant Roofing
A strong, durable roof is a home's first line of protection against a major storm. Most storm related damage is caused not by outright structural failure, but by water infiltration - which can lead to mold. This Tech Set shows you how to protect against both structural failure and water infiltration.
Taken as a whole, these recommendations will help builders build storm-resistant roofs in areas that are at a high-risk for being hit by strong winds. Most of them add minimal additional costs to the finished cost of a roof. Many of these recommendations should even be used on homes outside of the hurricane region.
Moderately pitched (4/12 to 6/12) hips rather than gables
6. Securely attach
grid-marked sheathing of appropriate thickness
Additional Roofing Resources
Tech Set Printout [
.pdf, 396 KB]
Content updated on 9/14/2007
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