The South Carolina Safe Home Grant Program teamed up with JR Yarnall, of Middle Branch LLC to create these educational videos describing the various retrofits that are necessary to mitigate one’s home and make it less susceptible the damages caused by hurricanes and severe storms. Mr. Yarnall and partners graciously donated complete roof retrofits to three low-country front-line workers, who were in need of a new roof during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The completed roofs met SC Safe Home and IBHS Fortified Roof standards.
Roof Removal: In this video, JR Yarnall explains the roof removal process that must take place before a new roof can be put on.
Re-nailing the Roof Deck: In this video, JR Yarnall explains why roofers must re-nail the roof deck and what types of materials are best.
Shingles: In this video JR Yarnall explains what type of shingles to use and how they are put on.
Gable Bracing: In this video JR Yarnall shows why gable is important and how they install it.
Ridge Vent: In this video, JR Yarnall explains what a ridge vent is, when and how it is used.
Secondary Water Barrier: In this video, JR Yarnall talks about what two types of secondary water barriers you can have and why they are important.
Drip Edge: In this video, JR Yarnall explains what a drip edge is.