Tired of using a temporary "Blue roof" while you wait for roofing repairs? What if you could install a stronger roof that would withstand higher winds? Leave it to the experts at New Orleans Roofing & Siding to provide you with an ideal solution.
Let's face it. With hurricane season just around the corner, now is the perfect time for New Orleans residents to consider replacing their old asphalt shingle roof. With a variety of colors available and a lifetime manufacturer's warranty, steel roofing systems are sure to outlast any ordinary roof - on average three times longer.
Understanding Wind Rating Zones and Your Roof's Capabilities
While most asphalt roofs installed in the United States only provide a wind rating up to 90mph1, metal roofing has a 140-mph wind rating, meaning it can withstand wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour.2 When choosing your roofing materials, it is important that your contractor follow the Basic Wind Speeds implemented by IRC and adopted by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council(LSUCCC)3 to ensure your roof can withstand the elements. In southern Louisiana the wind rating zones range from 100mph and upward, with the metro New Orleans region falling in the 110-120mph zone. Any asphalt roof with a 90mph rating will simply not hold up in these potential wind conditions.
If you're ready to make the transition to a steel roof that will last a lifetime and would like more information, simply fill out the form on this page entitled "Get Your Price Now," and a representative will be glad to assist you.
Blue Roof Image courtesy FEMA/Marvin Nauman