When it comes to protecting our roofing systems, we try and do our best by having them inspected and maintained regularly by our trusted roofing contractors so that they can perform at their best. However, no matter how much we prepare them for issues, there is little that can be done about nature and, in particular, wind damage. Here’s how wind damage can affect your roofing system.
One of the primary concerns when it comes to wind damage is the uplift it creates. This pertains to the tendency of roofing materials to be lifted by the force of the wind. This occurs due to two conditions: loss of laminar flow or increased wind speed. This phenomenon reduces the air pressure above the roof-covering material. It’s also worth noting that the orientation of the home can also affect the way it can be damaged. For instance, when wind blows perpendicular to the eaves and ridges, uplift is formed along the upper side of the lower roof slope.
Positive air pressure refers to wind pushing against a surface that offers resistance like shingles that have been raised by strong uplifts or protruding flashing. Pay close attention to your eaves and rakes because these areas are highly prone to causing positive pressure. When you notice these kinds of damage, be sure to have your roof replacement contractors to come over and check out the damaged components to determine whether they need to replaced or repaired as necessary.
Looking for reputable roof replacement services to handle your future projects? Trust in Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC! We have been serving local residents since 1937. To get a free estimate, call us at (903) 465-7677 or (580) 920-1433, or fill out this form. Get in touch with us today! We serve homeowners in Sherman and Denison, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.