Strong winds can be destructive to your roof because they can cause bends and pry off shingles, requiring major roof repair. Some asphalt roofs, however, are able to withstand such winds due to several factors. Continue reading to learn how these factors affect your roof’s resistance to wind damage.
Gable roofs with a high pitch and wide overhangs are more prone to wind uplift. Meanwhile, aerodynamic, four-sided hip roofs have better wind resistance, so they’re less susceptible to damage during storms.
Roofing contractors must use only manufacturer-approved methods, materials and equipment to install roofing systems. If your roof was not installed properly, it will be more prone to wind damage. Make sure to hire only reputable and experienced roofers for your roofing project.
Quality of Nails
Your asphalt shingles will only be as good as the quality of their installation and the other materials used for the job – including the nails.
Older roofs are more susceptible to wind damage because of their deteriorating material and other possible issues they may have. It’s possible for an old roof to have some hidden damage brought on by decades of wear and tear. That said, make sure your roof is inspected regularly so that you’ll know when it’s time to replace your shingles.
If your roof is properly and regularly maintained, you can rest assured it’s in excellent condition to stand up against wind and other elements.
Jack The Roofer is one of the best roof replacement specialists in the area. We specialize in asphalt roofs and concrete tile roofs, and our crew can also perform roof repair. We cater to both residential and commercial clients. Call us at (720) 722-2255, or fill out this contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Aurora, Castle Rock and other nearby areas.