The wind, nature’s most unpredictable force, is one of your roofing system’s greatest enemies. Strong winds can cause extensive damage during a severe storm, but even moderate windy weather can have long-term effects on asphalt shingles too.
In this post, a trusted roofing contractor shares the leading factors that determine your asphalt roofing’s wind resistance.
The location of your home and the weather patterns in your area are factors that determine your roof’s susceptibility to wind damage. Your roof is more vulnerable to the wind if you live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone region or if high winds frequently occur in your area.
The quality of roofing products varies depending on the manufacturer. Investing in high-quality roofing materials is recommended. The more durable your asphalt shingles are, the more they will withstand wind damage. Wind-related issues on asphalt roofs can also be reduced by using the correct type and size of nails.
Maintenance is an important consideration. The number and quality of your rooftop installations influence your roof’s wind resistance. Residential roofing installations such as vents, solar panels, satellite dishes and HVAC equipment can interfere with the aerodynamics of your roof. If not installed properly, these objects can be ripped off by the wind and thrown onto the roof, causing damage. Furthermore, a roof with existing issues, such as broken shingles, is more prone to wind damage.
The amount of air and wind speed that passes over and beneath your roof is determined by its pitch. In general, roofs with a slope of 4:12 to 6:12 are more wind-resistant.
M&A Exterior Home Improvement can help you with roof repair or replacement, gutter installation, siding installation and exterior painting. We also offer low-interest financing and a one-year labor warranty. To schedule a consultation, call (757) 779-5244 or fill out our online form. We serve clients in Virginia Beach, VA, and the surrounding areas.