While most modern roofing systems are designed to withstand impact forces from hailstones, heavy rainfall, massive snow and other forms of storm damage, they can still cause some wear on your roof. Wind storms, in particular, can be especially damaging, but not in the way that you would expect.
Indiana winds can be brutal at certain times of the year, lifting and blowing off shingles on hundreds of roofs in one swift sweep. Thankfully, there are ways to combat wind and storm damage on your roof. Here are a few solutions.
How Does Wind Damage Your Roof?
Wind loads can vary from one location to another. Normal wind levels typically will not result in a roof replacement because your roofing system is likely built to withstand strong winds. However, even the best shingles in the world cannot withstand extreme winds, such as those of a tornado. There is a spectrum of wind speeds between gentle summer breezes and devastating tornadoes that could still cause problems, however gradual, on your roof.
Wind damage largely remains undetectable by a visual inspection in its early stages. Strong wind forces can lift individual shingles up, gradually breaking the tabs until they are worn out. In worst cases, this could result in the shingle being blown off your roof completely. Contact your local roofers for an inspection after a particularly strong windstorm to determine if there are any problem areas on your roof.
A storm damage repair job can get expensive depending on the amount of damage on your roof. Luckily, you can make sure that your roof is always in top shape to withstand strong windstorms by having a regular roof maintenance and inspection regimen.
At Rapid Roofing, we offer storm damage services as well as roof repair, maintenance and installation. Give us a call at (812) 837-9654, or fill out our contact form to schedule a repair job or request a free estimate on roof replacements today.