Wind damage can occur directly or indirectly. Roofing materials may be blown off, damaged or displaced during a storm. But in other cases, the roof could be damaged by objects hurled by the wind.
There’s no telling when or if your roof will sustain damage from strong winds. However, there are certain indications that would tell you whether your roof is highly vulnerable to wind damage or not.
In this article, roof repair expert Patriot Roofing LLC discusses some of the factors that will help you figure out if your roof is vulnerable to wind damage.
Roof Shape and Slope
Roof structures have varying shapes, and the shape of your roof will have an impact on wind behavior. For instance, if you have a gable roof, any wind blowing parallel to the ridge will likely blow on the roof-covering materials. This creates a lower risk for damage than a wind blowing at a hip roof.
Quality of Installation
Some types of roofing are naturally more vulnerable to wind damage, while others are sturdier and able to withstand even harsh winds. However, it’s not only the quality of the roofing materials that you should pay attention to. The quality of the installation is a significant factor too. The technique used during installation can affect your roof’s performance against wind damage.
There are variables that influence the extent and nature of roof damage. Examples of these are air density and the pattern of wind gusts, which contribute to wind damage. You won’t know about these things or see their impact until you’ve had the chance to inspect your roof. Furthermore, you have no control over them, but these things can cause significant damage.
Patriot Roofing LLC has a reputation for excellent workmanship and superior customer service. Whether our crew is working on roof replacement or gutter installation, we make sure that each job is done professionally and meets the client’s expectations.
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