You will find asphalt shingle roofing on most homes in the United States. This material is known for its durability, cost-effectiveness and versatility. It can elevate your property’s look while protecting it against outdoor elements like ultraviolet rays and high winds.
Here are factors affecting how well asphalt roofing stands up against high winds.
Do you live in a place that is prone to weather extremes? If so, it means high winds may be common in your area. Your roof’s susceptibility to wind damage depends on the location of your home.
How Well Your Contractor Installed Your Roof
Proper installation is essential to a long-lasting and durable asphalt roofing system. Skilled roofing contractors will choose the appropriate nails to secure shingles to the deck. They will use techniques that ensure shingles won’t quickly develop wind damage.
The Slope of the Roof
Your roof’s pitch or slope affects the amount of air that gets over and under the shingles. Roofing systems with slopes between 4:12 and 6:12 are considered highly wind-resistant.
The Quality of Materials Used
Invest in the best quality roofing materials that fit your budget. The quality of products used on your roof significantly influences its capability to resist wind damage. It may help to know that shingles are rated according to wind resistance. For instance, Class D materials can stand up against winds up to 90 mph without developing major problems. You also want to invest in thick sheathing and decking to increase the strength of your roof.
The Amount of Care the Roof Gets
Regular maintenance is essential for a wind-resistant asphalt shingle roof. Only trust a reputable contractor to take care of your roof. It’s also a good idea to hire a professional to assess your roof after a severe storm and avoid delaying repairs.
Is it time to replace your home’s roof? Make the most of your investment by working with a reputable contractor like Kroll Construction. We partner with leading manufacturer, Atlas, to deliver the best roofing products and services. Call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.