There are a number of problems that can be blamed for causing roof damage. Today’s article from residential roof replacement company Hill Roofing Corporation tackles how wind can damage your roofing system.
While your roof will likely be able to withstand the blows of typical strong winds in the area, it’s almost guaranteed that it won’t survive a tornado. But, how exactly does a tornado inflict damage on your roof? Wind moving and blowing over a roof isn’t as destructive as it seems. The real damage happens when the wind manages to get below any loose material, such as the shingles or the roofing membrane itself, and peels them right off the roof.
As tornado winds are very strong and tend to shift directions quickly and erratically, it’s a good idea to evacuate as soon as you hear reports of an impending tornado. Hire a residential roof replacement company once the strong winds have subsided, and the conditions permit entry back into the area.
You can breathe a little easier knowing that tornadoes, while extremely devastating, aren’t all that common. However, even moderate winds can cause significant damage. Tree limbs being blown around by a standard wind storm can damage your roof. Worse yet, the entire tree can be uprooted by a particularly strong winds, causing it to crash on your roof.
To avoid wind-driven debris, trim surrounding tree limbs regularly. In case of severe roof damage, it’s wise to contact a professional roofing contractor immediately.
Hill Roofing Corporation is fully committed to providing superb products and services regardless of weather, season or temperature. Call us today at (703) 291-0311, and get a free estimate. We cater to commercial and residential property owners in Manassas and Arlington, VA.