Wind can deal considerable damage to roofs. Strong winds can blow shingles off, to the point that homeowners might even be forced to call contractors for a roof replacement job. That said, there are some misconceptions when it comes to the damage that wind can cause to your roofing shingles. These wrong ideas prevent homeowners from providing their roofs with adequate care, resulting in poor roofing that may need repair.
Here are some common misconceptions when it comes to wind damage on roofing shingles, after a storm event in particular.
Wind-Lifted or Wind-Damaged Shingles Aren’t Always Obvious
Roof repair pros say that wind-damaged and wind-lifted shingles will always be visible. Wind damage will leave a mark, either in the form of creases, tears, folds, missing shingle portions, or entire missing shingles. Strong winds apply varying levels of uplift forces to every shingle on your roof. The more the shingle rises due to the uplift, the wider the area the winds are able to push. The wider the exposed surface area, the stronger the uplift force being created. Soon, shingles that are raised will fold, crease, break or get blown off.
Shingles With Poor Adhesion Are Wind-Lifted or Wind-Damaged
Not all poorly adhered shingles are wind-damaged shingles. It’s important to understand that poor adhesion can also be caused by other things.
For one, shingles need warm to hot weather in order for them to properly adhere and form a seal. Shingles installed during cold weather won’t be able to adhere properly. Other reasons for poor adhesion include manufacturing inconsistencies, installation problems, adhesive quality, roofing age and deterioration, and so on.
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