In extreme weather conditions, snow isn’t the only element to be weary of. In fact, during a heavy storm, wind can become a formidable adversary that’s capable of inflicting damage to your home’s roof. To find out how your roof may be vulnerable to severe wind damage, there are a few factors that need to be considered. You’ll also need to hire expert roofing contractors who can inspect your roof thoroughly.
This is related to the roof height above the ground, with speeds slowing closer to the ground. The speed of the wind as it passes over the roof can be more than twice the approach speed (the speed of the wind as it approaches your home). And if the high wind speed increases uplift, the damage it inflicts also increases.
To know where you can look for damage in your roof and siding, you need to determine the direction from which the damage-causing winds originated. By looking at the pattern of damage closely, you’ll be able to guess the direction from which the wind was blowing.
The orientation of damaged surfaces and displaced debris can also provide clues. Look for distorted or displaced claddings, such as trim and siding, as damage should be more severe on the side of the home exposed to the most intense winds.
Wind damage can be broken down into two types: direct and indirect. Direct damage occurs in conditions where roofing materials have been blown off or have been damaged or displaced. Indirect damage is sustained from objects that are blown by the wind and are referred to as “missiles”. Gravel, tree limbs, or any debris can become missiles once they’re carried off by the wind, as well as roofing materials such as tiles, shingles, and other material blown off from neighboring homes.
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