Wind damage can really take a toll on your roofing system. Some roofing materials can handle it better than others, but it still definitely packs a punch, no matter what kind of roof you have. As such, you’ll need to ensure that your roofing system is in good condition to prepare for the elements.
Negative and Positive Wind Pressure
If your roof is exposed to wind, negative and positive pressure occurs, or which is more commonly known as suction and pushing. The main stress point on your roof is located on the edge, where wind mainly travels. The strong pressure created by the wind can tear away your shingles or damage its integrity over time.
Whenever strong gusts come to your area, anything that comes in contact with it could be at risk of being damaged, especially if items have preexisting problems. For instance, a small gap caused by leaks or storm damage in your home could be all that it takes for your roof to be torn off. Keep in mind that wind can enter gaps in your home that can cause suction to lift it up and push it from below.
While the wind in itself may not damage your roof immediately, the debris it brings along will. Debris like rocks, hail or branches can take a serious toll on your roof, especially if it’s an older one. To prepare for these kinds of situations, be sure to regularly trim nearby trees, especially if there are branches over your home. This is especially important if you live in an area with windy conditions or prone to hurricanes.
Mpact Roofing is a trusted provider when it comes to roof replacement and wind damage services. We work with residential clients from Texas areas and provide outstanding workmanship and customer service. Call us at (512) 535-2053 or (903) 413-3806, or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.