What You Need To Know About Weather-Proofing Your Roof
Smart homeowners know that good roofing keeps your home safe from a variety of weather damages. However, even a high-quality roof only goes so far when fighting the inclement weather. Without proper routine maintenance, it can sustain a lot of damage.
If you are not happy with the quality of your roofing, you should consider replacing your roof with a better and more durable one. But if you already spent a small fortune on your roofing and just want to add weatherproof tiles for your roof, here’s a list of features every weatherproof roof must have.
Insulate Your Roof and Attic – Weather-Proofing Your Roof
Whether you live in Florida or elsewhere, insulating your roof is one of the best things you can do to weatherproof it. It’s a suitable investment for any home.
Many underestimate the importance of insulating their attics as a way to weatherproof their roofs, but it can make a real difference.
Installing superlative insulation in your loft or attic area will keep the heat or cool air (depending on the weather) inside your home and away from your roof. It will keep the cooling and heating costs down while ensuring you are always comfortable inside your home regardless of the weather outside.
Once you insulate your roof, make sure you do a spot check every spring and fall to keep an eye on any gaps or cracks that could allow the outside air in. If you’re not sure how to look for the cracks in your roof, call an Aastro Roofing contractor to do a thorough assessment for free!
Install Peel and Stick Underlayment – Weather-Proofing Your Roof
Most roofers choose tar paper when it comes to roof underlayment installations because it’s inexpensive and easy to put on. But that doesn’t mean it is the best option for your property.
If you are having a new roof installed, consider the waterproof peel and stick (instead of tar paper) as it is way more durable and resistant to strong winds.
Ideally, if you want a truly hurricane-proof roof, you should go with this underlayment installation all over your home.
But we understand it’s more expensive than regular tar paper, so maybe you can use the peel and stick in small sections, like around roof edges to protect against strong wind or ice buildup. It will be more affordable that way and offer you maximum protection.
Install Gutter Guards – Weather-Proofing Your Roof
Your home gutters help redirect water so it doesn’t accumulate in the lower levels and cause damage to your property. If gutters aren’t maintained regularly, they can get clogged and give rise to various issues, especially if you live in an area with many trees.
Consider installing gutter guards to keep leaves, dirt, and other debris away from the gutters and let the water flow freely. If you are thinking of rain proofing your home, gutter guards are kind of non-negotiable.
Contact Aastro Roofing Contractors To Weatherproof Your Florida Home
As South Florida natives ourselves, we know the weather here is full of surprises. It can be bright and sunny one moment and a high-wind thunderstorm the next. But Florida’s moody weather patterns don’t have to cause damage to your roofing.
It’s a wise idea to weatherproof your property before the next storm hits. And according to the National Hurricane Center, Florida is in for some heavy rainfall and powerful storms this year.
When you hire Aastro Roofing, you are not just hiring a technician – you are working with a partner to keep your home and your family safe. Our locally based crew is well trained and licensed to ensure every roofing job is done to the highest possible standard.