Wind damage can be one of the most destructive forces put upon a roof and it is one of the main causes of damage. This type of damage occurs anytime and anywhere, and can involve anything from debris being blown down onto the roof or the sheer power of the wind damaging the roof structure. Since the roof is very exposed to wind damage there are a number of things you need to keep in mind in order to protect your roof and keep it looking great for years to come.
The power of wind
Many people wonder if wind really can be that devastating to roofs, and the answer is yes, it can, especially if the roof has been damaged recently or has not been properly cared for and maintained. Wind damage is most often the worst along the first line of shingles and can result in the most damage at the eaves. If those first edge shingles are not laid correctly, the roof will be compromised and the shingles can get torn off in the breeze. The power of wind can be surprisingly strong during storms and in high wind areas. Damage occurs when wind gets forced up and under that first row of shingles and loosens them. If the first row of shingles gets torn off, all the other shingles are exposed to the wind and can be torn off too. That is the power of wind!
Maintenance and inspection
Far too many home owners neglect their roof and do not give it the care and attention it needs. It is very important that you follow and maintenance and inspection routine to keep your roof looking great. Keep leaves and branches cleaned off you roof so rot and other damage does not become an issue. Inspect singles regularly to look for loose or missing shingles before leaks start to show up. A little bit of work and preventative measures can go a long way in saving you time and money in the long run and will help ensure your roof is as strong as it can be and that it will be able to withstand the power of wind.
Home and business owners in the area need excellence products and services so they can have the peace of mind that comes from having a strong roof that will last for years to come. If you are in an area that gets a lot of storms and strong winds you needs to make sure you make roof inspection a regular part of your inspection practices. Wind can cause major damage to homes and businesses and when you find yourself needing repair work done, we are ready and able to help you with any roofing repair work big and small.
Contact us today and discover for yourself what sets us apart from the competition and stop worrying about every wind gust or storm that rolls through the area. Sleep better at night knowing your roof is in good hands!