October 30, 2017
Last night there was a storm that brought with it 20 mph winds with occasional gusts of up to about 50 mph in our area.
Finishing up the roof has been behind schedule, leaving the ridge caps incomplete and the edges of the roofing panels exposed.
As the wind picked up, so did my stress level. I looked out at the building with a powerful flashlight and saw the bottom corner of the roof peeling back with each gust of wind, exposing the insulation beneath and potentially peeling off.
It was too unsafe to use a ladder to access the outside of the building. How could I secure it? I went out and inspected the situation from the inside.
I ended up tying a clamp on the edge of the panel to the metal structure inside. All of which I was able to do from inside the building.
In the morning I went out and inspected the damage. Amazingly, the ridge cap held up.
The roof panel appears to be damaged. Thankfully I have some spares.