Question by  MrShrek (25)

What is hurricane roofing?


Answer by  Nancy (578)

Most roofing consists of a wooden structure with asphalt shingles that can easily be torn up, but hurrican roofing consists of metal which makes it much stronger against wind.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Constructed to withstand a hurricane. Roof failures are the largest category in hurricane loss. The three options shingles, concrete tiles or metal. Mandatory factors for hurricane roofing: 1)Structural walls- strong enough to secure tie or bond beams. 2) Trusses should be double strapped. 3) Roof deck- 5/8" plywood and 8D ring shanked nails. 4) Hip roof safer than gabled roof.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Many companies describe their products as hurricane roofing however the only true hurricane roofing is made of steel and beefed up with three times the hardware of normal roofing.


Answer by  raun08 (1839)

It is a roofing system and materials rated to withstand certain levels of the extreme wind and water the come with hurricanes.

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