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Repairing the House After a Storm

Work on the roof and ceiling as these parts are our first defense against heavy rains

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

As we prepare for the rainy season, we must also be ready to deal with damages brought about by storms. We must be aware that the roof takes the major beating, followed closely by the ceiling. 

“These parts are our first defense against storms. Houses in the Philippines use mostly G.I. materials, which aren’t exactly the most resilient,” architect Allen Obleña explains. “The ceiling offers no resistance once water carried by the storm starts seeping in. Ceiling made from cement boards may last longer, but the ceiling finish can’t hold its own against constant seepage.”

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Read the original article in the September 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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