If you live in Texas, you know that hurricane season is no joke. We also don’t need to tell you that it’s essential to take steps to protect your home from the high winds and torrential rain that can come with a hurricane. One of the most important ways to do this is by making sure your roof is strong and up to the challenge.
RKG Roofing and Construction will discuss some resilient roofing materials perfect for hurricane protection in this blog post. Keep scrolling for more information!
Type 1: Metal Roofing
This is our recommended roofing type for hurricane protection. Metal roofs are inflexible and can withstand high winds at 140 mph – a monumental figure considering that category 4 hurricanes range from 130 to 156 mph.
In addition to their weather resistance, metal roofs are also known for their longevity. A good metal roof can last up to 50 years, making it a wise investment for homeowners. You’ll also likely have a warranty to come with it, making for an even sweeter deal.
What’s the catch? They’re often more expensive than other roofing types. However, the benefits mentioned above make it an excellent option for those living in hurricane-prone areas.
The metal panels overlap and attach to the building structure, foiling the wind’s plans to catch onto the actual roof. A metal roof is an incredibly tough barrier against the harsher elements when installed by a professional.
Type 2: Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are a fantastic option for those who prefer the shingle look. They come in various colors and styles and can be made to look like slate or wood.
Asphalt shingles are also relatively affordable, making them a popular choice for homeowners on a budget. And before you ask whether they’re durable, the newer types are generally more hurricane-resistant – some of them withstanding gusts as fast as 130 mph.
Nonetheless, even the most durable asphalt shingles can be torn off a roof in high winds if lacking proper installation. So it’s essential always to use a qualified roofing contractor to set this up for you, as for any roofing project.
While they are low maintenance and wallet-friendly, asphalt shingle roofs might not be on the same level as metal roofing. But if you’re looking for a rigid roof that will protect your home from hurricane damage, they’re a great option.
Texas hurricanes are nothing to sneeze at, and no one knows that better than Fort Worth, TX, residents. So if you’re looking to build a roof that can withstand anything nature throws its way, be sure to consider all your options.
Good news for you, RKG Roofing and Construction offers HURRICANE® Metal Shake. This premium metal roofing product stands up to hurricane-force winds. Its panels come reinforced with extra fasteners and have been tested to withstand some of the most challenging weather conditions. So if you’re planning to arm your roof against the next big Texas hurricane, HURRICANE® Metal Shake will be worth your while!