Wind Mitigation: Is Your Building Ready for Spring?
As winter winds down and we begin looking forward to warmer weather, you can bet there will be some rain and wind in our future. As a business owner, you need to be ready for the crazy storms that roll into the Northeast and can affect your roof, leaving you with costly repairs. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prepare for this. As one of the top roofers in the Mid-Atlantic region, we can help!
What Is “Wind Mitigation”
Wind mitigation is the process of adding features to your facility that help withstand or increase resistance to high winds caused by a major storm or hurricane.
Why Do You Need Mitigation Services?
Savings: Preparing your building with wind mitigation features can result in significant long-term savings.
Safety: In addition to saving you money, mitigating your facility against severe weather can also protect your employees in the event of a major storm. Installing features on your roof reduces the risk of flying debris penetrating your facility and putting your employees in danger.
Wind Mitigation Strategies
There are multiple strategies that you can use to protect your building from these disastrous storms, including:
- Installing opening protective devices on all of your home’s openings. This will help prevent wind and debris from damaging your windows and doors.
- Installing secondary water barriers to help prevent water intrusion. This also provides an extra layer of insulation, making your home more energy efficient.
- Install roof coverings
- Securely fasten your roof deck to the rafters or trusses of your structure.
- Conduct wind mitigation inspections
If you’re unaware of whether your facility needs upgrading or a routine inspection, we can make sure you and your roof are prepared for the intense weather we will soon endure.