Wind-lifted and wind-damaged shingles are actually one of the most controversial subjects in the roofing industry. This is because there are several misconceptions and issues about roofing options that are incorrectly attributed to wind effects. These wrong ideas prevent homeowners from providing their roofs with adequate care, resulting in poor roofing that may need repair.
Below are what experts from Patriot Roofing LLC have to say about these misconceptions:
1. Ratings Are a Guarantee That Shingles Will Always Resist Wind Damage
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.
2. Wind Damage on Roofs Are Not Always Noticeable
This isn’t always true, as there are several early warning signs that indicate your roof has been damaged by the wind. Wind uplift usually has obvious signs of damage. For instance, wrinkled shingles are caused by intense wind pressure, and if you have this on your roof, you need to have it checked by a roof repair professional to address the issue properly.
3. Lifted Shingles Are Always Caused By Strong Winds
When you see lifted shingles on your roof, don’t assume that the damage is caused by the wind. The wind isn’t the only factor behind lifted shingles, as they can also be caused by incorrect installation and extreme temperature shifts that make the material expand and contract constantly.
4. If You Don’t See Signs of Wind Damage, There Is No Damage
Even if your roof appears to be fine, you should still have it checked by a professional after a storm. Keep in mind that even durable roofs can still suffer damage due to an extreme weather event. By getting an inspection, you can detect and deal with damage while it is still small.
From our well-trained professionals to top-quality products, Patriot Roofing LLC provides the expertise you need. We offer top-of-the-line gutter installation, gutter repair services and other roofing services. We partner with GAF, the largest manufacturer of shingles in North America, and we are a GAF Master Elite® Certified roofing contractor.
Count on Patriot Roofing LLC for the roofing solutions you need. Call us at (405) 289-8807 or fill out our online contact form to request service and get a free estimate. We provide local service and professional installations of roofing and proudly serve Norman, OK.