You heard right. There are still a couple of misconceptions floating around about wind damage on roofing systems, negatively affecting how homeowners should react to and handle the issue. Today, we’ll debunk three of these common myths surrounding wind roof damage here.
- “Wind damage is not visually apparent.” It actually is – and not just because there are sections of your roof where shingles are missing. Once you look closely, you’ll find that some of your roofing shingles are either creased, folded or torn. This occurs when the material is exposed to wind-induced pressure, which can lift up the shingles with enough force that they’ll bend and flutter, allowing for those folds and creases you see.
- “Wind damage on roofing is pretty much unavoidable.” That’s not exactly the case. By investing in roofing materials that can withstand high wind speeds -and having a reliable roof repair and replacement company like Mpact Roofing install them to quality standards – you can keep your roof safe and damage-free from wind damage. And, if your system does sustain damage from strong winds, you just need to have the issue repaired immediately to keep the roof in good shape.
- “Wind damage is the sole reason for poor shingle adhesion.” On the contrary, there are many things that can cause this particular issue. Poor shingle installation is one, allowing the material to pull away from the roof under a moderately strong gust. Another reason is fluctuating outdoor temperatures, which causes the roof to expand and contract and, in turn, draws the material away from the decking.
Mpact Roofing offers both residential and commercial roofing services. If you suspect your roof has suffered wind damage during a major weather event, you only need to call us for a comprehensive inspection and the necessary solution. Call us today at (512) 535-2053, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Pflugerville, TX.