Strong winds can cause sudden, devastating damage to your asphalt roof. However, it still depends on how vulnerable your roof is to wind damage.
Here are some of the most common factors that affect the vulnerability of your asphalt roof to strong winds.
Your area and local weather patterns play a vital role in your roof’s susceptibility to wind damage. If you live in a location where high winds occur frequently, there’s a higher chance that your roof will sustain damage from strong winds.
Materials and Methods
The nailing method used to install the shingles as well as the installation temperature increases your roof’s risk of wind damage. When it comes to the materials, the quality and strength of the fasteners and other components also affect your roof’s ability to resist wind.
If your roof is old and has problems due to aging, your roof is at a greater risk of being badly damaged by the wind. Look out for issues like dried-out, cracked or curled shingles as well as spots where the sealant has failed. It’s best to consult an experienced roofer immediately if you notice these problems.
These include misaligned shingles, incorrect nail placement, poorly sealed flashing and the lack of starter strip shingles. When these mistakes are left unfixed, they can cause increased susceptibility to wind damage.
A roof with previous damage that hasn’t been addressed will be more likely to suffer wind damage over time or during a severe storm. Common issues caused by poor workmanship include broken shingles and incorrectly installed flashing,
Make sure your asphalt roofing is strong enough to withstand strong winds. At Willi Roofing Services, we have the skills, tools and experience needed to provide you with a durable, wind-resistant roofing system. To schedule a consultation, call (512) 394-8234, or fill out our contact form. We proudly serve clients in and around Round Rock, TX.