Wind damage is an issue that you don’t want your roofing system to experience. After all, if left unchecked, you’ll need to have a roof replacement done earlier than expected. When it comes to wind damage, however, you may be surprised to learn that there are a few misconceptions often attributed to it. As a homeowner, it’s best that you know what these misconceptions are.
Here, the professionals of Lexington Blue reveals a few things that you may not know about wind-damage to asphalt shingles.
They Aren’t Always Apparent
When homeowners hear the words “wind-damage”, the automatic assumption is that it can be seen by the naked eye even at ground level. While at times, this is true, it’s not always the case. In fact, your roofing contractors will tell you that wind-damage on shingles actually come in stages at times; the wind can simply cause your shingle to flutter and bend to the point that creases can develop. These kinds of damage can’t be seen unless an experienced roofer climbs the roof and examines it up close.
Poorly Adhered Shingles are Already Wind-Damaged Shingles
Some homeowners are quick to assume that wind-damage only occurs to shingles after a powerful storm with strong winds passes by. This isn’t necessarily true as the industry actually defines shingles with inadequate adhesion “wind-lifted” shingles. This is because if the shingle tabs aren’t properly installed and adhered to the entire system, even a strong gust of wind can easily cause it to blow off. With that in mind, make sure to have your roofer ensure that the shingles have properly adhered to the rest of the roof.
You Can Determine The Strength of Shingles After a Storm
Believe it or not, it’s actually possible to test your shingles’ strength after a storm. With a few empirical tests done by a lap, you can easily see how strong your shingles are after a strong storm. However, keep in mind that it can be difficult to find a laboratory that can perform the test according to the standard and even if you do, it can cost a significant yet necessary amount.
Planning to replace your roof or siding? Then turn to Lexington Blue to get the job done. When it comes to home improvement requirements, we are your leading service provider. Give us a call at (859) 368-6346 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Lawrenceburg, KY, and other nearby areas.