Rip all of those asphalt shingles off and install a metal roof if installed with long enough screws to reach into the rafters it will be there forever.
The reduction in your house ins premiums will probably pay for the roof in a very short time.
After seeing all the steel sheathing that has been removed from my locality, (my town had the highest derecho winds, 112MPH) the quality of the build is critical. Brand new buildings were stripped. I bet you find they put in half the screws, and short length.
But this storm was odd in its duration of these beating winds (35 minutes, and rain that forced it way past the window seals). At least I didn't loose my roof or any sheathing. Lost a 11x12 foot area on my storage building. Some cap shingles (on top of the plastic roof vent), vinyl fascia, and vinyl gutters. I've spent the past 4 days hauling, cutting all the down fall. It just stripped the limbs from the trees, big red oaks. Some failed at the roots. The things I can't do are the widow makers left hanging by fibers. Just too high off the ground, and no safe way to cut them. I'm trying to figure out a 20 foot pole saw that I can lift and maneuver to remove branches to lighten the beast.
Fatalities is now 4, but there should have been more if you were caught out in this.
A brand new pre engineered building was being erected about 5 miles away that didn't fair so well. Columns bolted to the slab all of the trusses were installed and the purlin for the roof and sides. they had that thing cable braced 9 ways from Sunday even had temporary bracing in all of the door openings. And only about 1/4 of the roofing on as well as the siding on one end which had 2 12 by 12 doors.
My building is 18 ft to the eves and 26 feet at the peak 60 ft by 68 ft the other building was and I mean was 40 by 60 with 13 ft to the eves and 16 feet to the peak after the storm it was largely scrap metal it had to be torn completely down some of it was salvageable so they rebuild it as a 40x40
The wind can do lots of damage in a very short time to things you would never expect to be damaged by
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