Make sure all components that need to be replaced are replaced. During this roof replacement project, new wood nailers were installed on top of rotted wood nailers at the perimeter roof edge. Neglecting to replace the rotted wood nailers increased the risk of potential roof damage from wind. Properly secured new wood nailers are a low-cost solution that can help ensure your roof's long life.
"If roof edge details are not designed correctly, constructed with quality materials, and are not securely fastened, high winds could result in catastrophic damage to the roof and building," says Mike Newland, senior consultant with Benchmark, Inc, a commercial roof and pavement consulting firm.