Los Angles, California (PRWEB) December 25, 2011
The recent Southern California windstorm caused at least $40 million in damage as 60 to 80 mile per hour winds battered homes and businesses. Although it’s too late to protect a home or property from the recent powerful windstorm, there are things a homeowner can do to limit future wind damage.
“Whether you’re building a new house or doing maintenance, planning is the key to your home’s ability to withstand powerful windstorms,” says Tom Garvey, a licensed general contractor with more than 25 years experience in the roofing industry and owner of Garvey Roofing Inc.
During a windstorm, a primary goal is routing the wind’s force from the roof down the walls, then to the ground. If the sheathing and gables aren’t up to the challenge, a roof could end up in a neighbor’s yard.
Gables are the side walls of the roof. Make sure gables are properly braced. If gables are not properly secured to the roof, strong winds can cause them to collapse. Sheathing is the wood, plywood, or wafer board nailed to the rafters or trusses of the roof. Some sheathing fails because nails haven’t been properly affixed to the rafters. To make sure roof sheathing is properly installed, examine the sheathing from the attic. If many of the nails have missed the rafters, the sheathing may need to be re-nailed.
Allstate recommends that homeowners take advantage of a roofing contractor’s expertise and find out what sheathing material offers the best wind protection. Paying more now may make sense when weighed against the possible costs of windstorm damage later.
Since 1994, Garvey Roofing, Inc. has offered the expertise and experience needed to repair and install roofing properly. With a focus on quality, they only use materials and products residents can trust and guarantee all their work.
“This is not a job to me,” says Garvey. “This is my life’s work.” For more information about this exceptional company, please visit them on the Web.
About Garvey Roofing, Inc.
Since 1994, Garvey Roofing, Inc. has provided quality products and experienced roof repairs and installations for homes and businesses. Whether they install a new roof or simply fix an existing roof, all their work is guaranteed. They specialize in composition new roofs, re-roofs, and repairs and also offer energy saving products featuring roofing and insulation materials. Garvey Roofing proudly serves the San Gabriel Valley area in Los Angeles County including Pasadena, La Canada, Monrovia, Azusa, Duarte, and Temple City.
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