Modern roofs offer more resilience to extreme weather

04/1/2013 | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)

Methods of installing roofs have improved to help the structure withstand extreme weather, says Betsy Kosowski, vice president and co-owner of Marvin F. Kosowski and Co. in Barrington, Ill. Roofing materials have done the same, she notes. Existing roofs are often torn off to ensure proper installation, and some local codes require them to come with water and ice shields. Architectural shingles are starting to replace the old, three-tab asphalt shingles because they can withstand stronger winds and prevent moss buildup, according to Kosowski.

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