Wind-damaged roof shingles are a cause of concern for many homeowners. High-speed wind can cause significant damage to roof shingles. Apart from the ripped-off roof shingles, the wind also does damage that is not visible. Wind damage is unavoidable but your roof can withstand the storm if it is built with certain precautions in mind.
That is why it is recommended to make sure that the roof repairs are being done by a professional. We at SR1 Roofing make sure that all the necessary measures are taken to protect your home from damage that occurs to roof shingles.
The easiest target in your home for one of the most powerful and unpredictable forces of nature, the wind, is the roof. Powerful thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds can have a devastating effect, causing significant roof shingle damage. But it is not just the stormy nights you need to be wary of.
We all know that storms can affect roof shingles. But only a few are aware that normal high-speed winds can have affects on the roof shingles. And aging roofs experience more damage than the new ones due to loose shingles. Let us understand how wind damage can affect the roofing shingles.
The coverings on the roof consisting of individual overlapping elements are known as roofing shingles. These are usually rectangular-shaped and are laid from the bottom edge to the top of the roof. The successive layer overlaps the joints below.
Usually, homeowners think that the only adverse effect that strong winds can have is to rip off roof shingles. But there is more to this problem than meets the eye.
When high wind rips a shingle off the roof, the surface becomes exposed. This can cause other issues like roof leaks, compromising the integrity of the roof.
There are 2 common ways to fix damaged roof shingles. If the shingle is missing or badly damaged, the best way is to remove the leftovers of the damaged shingles and replace them with a new one.
If the shingle is curled or cracked up, then the best way is to use a strong adhesive to fix the damaged section.
But it never hurts to call a professional roof repair company as they know how to take care of the situation to prevent further damage.
It is a no-brainer that newly built roofs are better equipped to handle strong winds as compared to older roofs. But that doesn’t mean that newer roofs are invincible. They are still prone to damage from high winds.
If you reside in an area that is prone to strong winds and frequent storms, then it is the best measure to install roofing shingles that are designed to withstand strong winds.
They are slightly expensive than usual but a good roofing contractor ensures that precautions like extra adhesive and more roofing nails are used. This gives your roof a better chance to withstand wind-damaged shingles.
It is also advised to check the wind rating for the material of the roof shingles. The weather of your area has to be kept in consideration as it can significantly reduce the damage that occurs.
Also Read: How to Identify the Early Signs of Roofing Problems
Choosing an experienced roofing contractor for designing your roof is better than replacing damaged shingles afterward.
We at SR1 Roofing make sure that all your concerns are addressed when it comes to roof shingle damages.
Our team of trained professionals helps you to identify the issues that may not be visible to you and offer the finest roof repairing services at the best price.
Trevor is an ex-firefighter / paramedic for the city of Keller for eight years and also has a 10- year background in the construction and restoration industry.
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