Regardless of the Global warming arguments, currently, it’s a bricks and mortar, shelter and continued security issue that has become the order of things.
Replace, Rebuild and Strengthen are now our three initiatives
to help our customers regain some measure of confidence and comfort
throughout the storm damaged Caribbean.
It is time to make an action plan to reorganise and start afresh by assessing what remains, no matter the damage. Those are the parts that withstood wind and water and with any luck, can be the foundation for a much stronger structure, or be a guide to greater future security.
Stick to the simple rule.
Push water away from your home and property, at all costs.
Water is as dangerous as electricity, if unchecked and uncontrolled. A cubic yard of water weighs 1 ton!
If you a lost a roof or sustained damage to roof sheeting, then it is time to secure the single most important facet of your home. Check the integrity of roof sheets and rafters. Add storm plates, or chip and recast between rafters, adding rebar.
Notch the head of the rafter and bend the rebar over the timber to the next space.
Cast and repeat the process. Half inch rebar will do.
As high winds strike your roof, the extreme energy wracks and twists the structure, loosening and tearing everything in its path. Storm plates and rebar create resistance and dissipate that force, retaining structural integrity.
Consider using T111 boarding over your rafters, especially with Plyfoil reflective insulation.
This combination will considerably reduce radiated heat, while adding new layers of protection. If you do lose
a roof sheet, the boarding can become a temporary defence in supporting builder’s plastic, until a replacement is found.
ECMIL roof sheeting has a comprehensive choice of profiles,
colours and gauges to suit any home,
with reliable flashing and accessories
to limit and protect against sheet lift and driving rain.
We are currently supplying considerable amounts of steel to contractors and individuals in the Leeward Islands,
most ravaged by Irma and Maria. Our trusted products, extremely competitive pricing and prompt supply,
are helping to get these islands back on their feet.
Existing customers who have suffered complete or partial roof loss have discovered the convenience of reordering, using their previous details, enabling us to act quickly and supply ‘repeat’ quantities.
If you are new to the seemingly gargantuan task of reconstruction, find a contractor who can assess your requirements, then contact us and ask questions. At ECMIL, each job is treated with care and detail, to supply
the best possible configuration of materials for a successful outcome.
Speak to your ECMIL sales representative today
and let ECMIL work to Replace, Rebuild and Strengthen your home
against future storms.
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