Roof Type

The type and shape of your home's roof can influence how well the roof will withstand high winds. Wind pressures on a hip shaped roof are lower than the wind pressure on a gable shaped roof in the same storm, but gables can be properly braced for high winds. If your home has a gable roof, inspect from the attic to determine if the gable end has been reinforced with any 2 x 4s or other framing boards. Properly braced boards can brace the end of the wall in the attic area by connecting back to roof trusses or framing boards to create horizontal or diagonal support.