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Old 02-10-2011, 03:36 PM   #16
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Hip roofs outperform gables.

Another big issue with roofs (other than lifting off) is stuff falling on them (like trees). I saw a program on TV where they were testing various construction methods by dropping phone poles on houses. Pretty neat.
Fortunately my homebuilder made it 100% hip roofs. So not only am I safer but my insurance company gives me a big discount for that.

I've read great stuff about the spray foam/adhesive that goes inside (on the underside of the sheathing). My roof is about 5 years from needing to be replaced or I'd call them today to come foam my existing roof.

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A hip roof is definitely more of an integral system. The problem is that it just comes off in a larger piece in a hurricane.

It was good that you got a discount for the roof system. Apparently, you are not in the critical areas with the high insurance rates and qualify for the huge discounts for building beyond code. - like windows garage doors, and entry doors.

The roof/ceiling protection is why the FEMA standards are for concrete similar to the wall requirements.

All of this is beyond the minimal building codes, but is for a guide that is based on the worst (tornados), but can be applied to hurricanes because the conditions are not as critical, but the duration can be longer.

I hope you do not have a "whirley bird" vent on your roof since they were one of the biggest problems I saw after 800 inspections from Katrina.

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thought you would've hanged that tie tack by now, dick happy new year !
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I guess it is about time to update the photo on my avatar. I have the "tie tack" mounted next to my desk since she was too old (40 years est. by DNR) to reproduce. - 38# at 2 days after catching (about 42# when hooked) on 6# line for 35 minutes.

I will use one more appropriate for the season and the sport of interest at the time of the year. It also may be more appropriate for other areas.

It is and old photo (15years) in the #28 Kodak car that was driven by Ernie Irvine about that time. I will do it in a few minutes.

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