One of the most common outside elements that roofs are vulnerable to is high winds. After a weather event, it’s always a good idea to have your roof checked by a professional roofing company, because not all signs of wind damage are always obvious to untrained eyes.
Read on to discover some of the most common misconceptions about wind damage on roofs.
Shingle Adhesion Failure and Wind Damaged Shingles Are the Same
Wind uplift can compromise the adhesion of the shingles to your roof. However, the adhesion seal on shingles can still fail even with the absence of wind uplift. This problem can also occur due to poor workmanship, natural aging of the material and thermal shock. Thermal shock pertains to the repeated expansion and contraction cycles due to sudden temperature shifts.
Wind Damage on Roofs Aren’t Always Apparent
Roof repair experts always know if your roof has been affected by wind damage. Wind uplift usually has obvious signs of damage. Shingles with this issue typically have creases on their surface. When strong enough, the force of the wind uplift can tear off shingle sections. It is essential to hire a professional for your roof inspection and repairs. People who are untrained to inspect and repair roofs can easily miss signs of damage.
Ratings Are a Guarantee That Shingles Will Always Resist Wind Damage
Testing helps determine the wind resistance of shingles. However, these ratings do not guarantee that your roof will be able to stand up against certain wind speeds. Other factors can affect a roof’s vulnerability to wind damage, such as roof pitch and installation besides shingle quality.
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