Roofs with several slopes more likely to survive hurricanes

06/18/2009 | United Press International

Roofs with multiple slopes will help a structure resist strong winds from hurricanes, according to a New Jersey Institute of Technology professor. Rima Taher, who studies practices that reduce wind pressure on building surfaces, said roofs with several slopes are superior to single-gabled roofs. She also encourages connecting roofs to walls with nails, not staples, and hurricane clips.

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