Wind damage occurs to your home when strong and prevailing air currents destroy anything in its path. It can carry odor, sound and possibly the shingles off your roof! This alone can bring damage to your residential and commercial properties. It is important to never underestimate the power of wind because unattached shingles on your roof can lead to leaks and holes that can be a major disaster if you do not take care of the matter quickly.
Your roof is designed with aerodynamics in mind. Most roofs allow wind to go over and around which is a good thing for your home. Over time, however, wind can naturally cause your shingles trouble contributing to the natural wear and tear due to outdoor elements.
Wind can cause pressure underneath your shingles, especially those bordering the corners of your roof. This makes for the perfect conditions for the lifting of shingles due to wind. It's impossible to avoid the wind, but it is possible to reinforce your roof to resist wind damage for as long as possible.
Fighting the Wind
1. Secure shingles
Proper placement and secure fastening of your shingles provides wind resistance much longer than shingles poorly attached to the base of your roof. Loose shingles are more likely to be picked up and swept away by turbulent winds.
2. High quality materials
When installing shingles, it's important to choose shingles that have been manufactured well and can withstand the elements for a number of years. Shingles that lack substantial sealing and low amounts of the fiberglass layers fail to meet industry standards. ICC Roofing Westchase uses industry approved, quality materials when servicing your roof.
3. Attention to detail
As with all things, there's a right way to shingle and a wrong way to shingle a roof. When fastening shingles, nails must be hammered evenly and securely to hold down shingles against wind. If left hovering above the shingle, wind can easily blow away your shingles. When hammered too deeply, nails can pull through causing the shingles to be lost as well. Likewise, if the shingles are not cut properly to line up with one another and overlap your roof will be left defenseless to wind damage.
4. Replacing weathered shingles
Failing to replace an old roof can result in higher repair expenses as the existing wear and tear contributes to wind damage. As asphalt shingles age, they tend to dry out which creates a curling effect on once flat edges. Wind can then carry your old shingles away and expose the base of your roof to moisture and the sun's UV rays.
Storms can be aggressive, especially here in Florida. We have had wind storms, thunderstorms and occasionally hurricanes. All of these feats of nature can have a detrimental effect on your home. So we have studied long and hard and work our butt off to become the Storm Restoration Specialist. We know how to get your home or business back in working order after a storm so that it doesn't get damaged in the future.
Storm Damage is the result of horrific weather that can bring devastating winds and debris such as trees, light poles and anything that is not nailed to the ground into your home. ICC Roofing Westchase we cannot predict the weather, but we have the efficient tools we need to take care of your roof and attic as quickly as possible when storm damage occurs.
Let's face it, the weather can be unpredictable, especially how it can affect our roof. Rain, sun and wind can all put heavy wear and tear on our homes after a certain period of time. When those times come, we are here to save the day and your roof of course. So, don't delay, call for your free roof damage estimate today.
Roofing is a hard job, but we've got you covered. Roofing is a tedious job, but somebody has got to do it! ICC Roofing Westchase is always up for a challenge though will and hard work to diligently repair your wind damage and reinforcing your roof to withstand wind damage to come. Call us today at 813-755-1936 for a FREE estimate to get started repairing your wind damage today!