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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Do You Have A Storm Protection Plan For Your Home?

by Martha Soto

Whether you're dealing with hurricanes or tornadoes, weather in the United States is getting more intense and robust. You need to have a plan for not only surviving one big storm, but any follow-up storms, smaller storms that could be worse against your home's new weaknesses, and the unfortunate moments when a powerful storm wraps around to hit the same area multiple times. Here are a few home protection and repair steps to consider before the storm strikes

Boarding, Shutters, And Other Storm Preparation Techniques

Before a storm, it's a good idea to minimize potential damage. This means protecting surfaces such as windows, doors, chimneys, and other openings that could allow debris to come through.

One of the more basic, popular ways to protect a home would be to add thick boards or multiple sheets of plywood to windows and doors. These boards can stop or at least dampen the impact of heavy debris, and will stop most rocks and smaller debris from breaking glass.

A step up from boards would be storm shutters. Storm shutters are usually metal reinforcements that are anchored into the building with deep bolts, and can be opened and closed to provide protection from a storm. There are similar products for doors, but can be a bit expensive when compared to simply using large boards and making sure that the door itself is a reinforced storm product.

Roof Protection During Storms

Not all roofing materials are good for storm-prone areas. You don't want a basic shingle job that tacks shingles in place like sticky notes, because even a tropical depression-level storm will be able to rip the shingles away.

Composite shingles are a simple step up from the standard shingle option. They're thicker and made with material that can hold in place a lot easier, which prevents both simple gusts from blowing the shingles away and damage from smaller rocks and other small debris that may hit the roof.

Slate roofing or rock slab roofing is even heavier, and can withstand even more damage in some situations, but can still crack if hit hard enough. Slate roofing is also flame resistant, and a non-patterned slick surface slate can make snow less of a problem. Snow won't be able to hold onto the slate as easily. That said, make sure to ask a contractor about slate weights and your roof's support weight before buying slate on your own.

Contact a roofing company, like 5 Star Roofing, to discuss other aspects of protecting your home during storm seasons.