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close this bookSurviving the Storms (FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1998, 8 p.)
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View the documentRoofs Most Prone to Wind Damage

Roofs Most Prone to Wind Damage

Roofs are the portion of the house most prone to hurricane damage. proper roof construction is essential. All lumber used in roof construction should be structural grade material.

The roof framing members should be properly tied with hurricane connections to the exterior walls and in some cases to the interior walls of the house.

The roof should have adequate ventilation to remove humidity and to help equalize the interior and exterior pressures. These vents should be properly sized and strategically located.

All construction must comply with your local building code and you should obtain all required permits from your local building department.

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