Wind resistant shingles and roofs
Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 12:23
Written by ahroofing
Monday, 10 September 2012 12:23
A structure is only as strong as its weakest component. That is why here at A & H Roofing we are always reminding our clients to have a yearly roof inspection to determine and defray any damage that may have occurred throughout the year. Another idea for homeowners to consider is upgrading their roofing to prepare for the havoc that mother nature dishes out occasionaly such as hail and wind.
Recently a major wind storm blew across the east coast showing that these extra precautions are worth a second look. Usually we associate tornados with eastern Colorado and Kansas, but proving wind damage is a very real threat and can happen anywhere, strong storms pummeled the East Coast last week, spawning at least two damaging tornadoes in New York City.
NPR reports: “At the Breezy Point Surf Club, it ripped the roofs off rows of cabanas, scattered deck chairs and left a heavy metal barbecueand propane tank sitting in the middle of a softball field, at least 100 yards from any home.”
Luckily roof shingle manufacturers have developed new approaches to making shingles that are not only more resistant to the lifting forces of wind, but also tougher against impact due to flying debris.
There are three major areas of improvement in shingle construction that have created the latest generation of wind resistant shingles:
- Stronger shingles
- Stronger adhesive
- Stronger mat materials
Shingles, adhesive and mats that can endure higher wind speeds are a great value because they last longer under normal weather conditions, and are more likely to survive severe storms like those we see in the Denver metro area and all over Colorado.
Schedule an appointment with us for your yearly roof inspection, and when it comes time to replace your roof – your first line of defense against the elements – talk to us about the emerging wind damage technology that we recommend and install. It may cost more initially but could save you thousands in the long run.