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Can Your Roof Withstand Hurricane Winds?

October 28, 2016
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As weather forecasts on the news predict the chance of a hurricane hitting Brooklyn in the next four months, you start packing things for you and your family’s safety. You pack food, water, medical supplies, clothes, etc but what you are forgetting in this hurry is the protection for your house. When the storm will pass, eventually, you will go back to your house but wait; there is no roof over your head. In fact, its way over there on your neighbors front lawn.

For scenarios just as these, you need to plan in advance in order to protect your roof. Here, the most important thing that can protect your house is your Brooklyn roofing material. Following are three roofing materials that you can install on your house for hurricane protection:

1-   Asphalt Shingles

Shingles are the most popular material for roofing. These shingles are soaked in asphalt to make them stronger. They are then covered with stones to provide a thick layer so they can withstand heavy winds. The shingles are cemented over, from the start of the roof strip or they are bonded together with four to six nails. Here the quality of the nails matter. The fewer the nails, the lesser chance there is of your roof leaking water. Asphalt is wind resistant and is still lightweight. It is easily installed and therefore, it comes at a low price. With proper installation, asphalt roof can last up to 40 years.

2-   Clay Tiles

Clay roof tiling can give the house a classic look as well as safety from hurricane winds. They are extremely water resistant, which makes them a great choice in areas where it rains constantly. However, clay tiles are very high and improper installation can cause damages as they can flow off the roof. In order to prevent this from happening, NY Roofing, a roofing service, installs clay tiles with an adhesive and anti-corrosion nails that keeps the roof intact. With proper installation, asphalt roof can last up to 30 years. Clay tiles are expensive than asphalt tiles.

3-   Stone Slate Roof

Stone slate roof is one of the most expensive roofing materials. It has a life time longer than clay tiles and asphalt. However, since they are extremely heavy, it is recommended that they be installed on houses that have a strong structure. During hurricane Katrina, this material’s true value came forward when most of the houses remained intact. With proper installation, slate roof can last for at least eight decades.

If you are looking for a Brooklyn roofing contractor, then look no further than NY Roofing. The company has decades of experiences and offers quality roofing materials that will protect your house during hurricanes. For more information about their roofing materials, call at (646)-838-0441.

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