Many times when storms come through, homeowners are most worried about hail and excessive rain. However, wind is often one of the most destructive forces a storm can unleash on your roof! Wind damage can warp shingles your roof, as well as strip them off entirely. Heavy winds can even remove the asphalt from your shingles. today we will discuss how the wind causes such severe roof damage.
Contrary to popular belief, wind doesn’t pass smoothly over a surface. In the event that the surface is textured at all, the wind will flow unevenly across it. This remains true for your roof. The edges of your shingles will take the initial impact of the wind, and the rest of the shingle will reverberate and buffer from the impact. Thus, the pressure at the edge of your shingles is going to be significantly more powerful that the pressure on the body of the shingles. For your roof as a whole, the edges of your roof will experience the most pressure, and they will likely sustain the most damage. If the pressure builds enough, the winds can lift your roof material, and strip it away. And if the wind is fast enough, it can even pick up objects and propel them towards your roof and home.
If you have experienced severe wind damages after a storm, or if you would like to have your roof inspected, give our professional roofers a call at 513-896-1600! We are dedicated to providing reliable, long lasting roof solutions to our clients!