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Learn How Your Roof Withstands Wind Damage

Let’s say that bad weather hits your area. When this happens, you immediately think about how the snow and ice can damage the roof and the rest of your home’s exteriors. However, these aren’t the only elements that can cause damage to your home. Wind can be just as formidable to your home, especially your roofing system. 

To learn how much wind damage your roof can handle, local shingle roofer, Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., shares some of the key factors you need to consider:


Material Quality/Condition

When it comes to your roofing material, wind can cause great damage depending on its quality and condition. A roof that’s in poor condition will more likely get damaged easily under moderate wind speeds compared to one that’s been regularly cared for and maintained. But even if you follow routine maintenance recommendations, your roof’s quality and performance will deteriorate over time. This includes the fastening systems that keep your shingle or slate in place, as they can get corroded to a point where the material will easily get loose and uplifted by the wind.

Wind Direction

As an experienced roofing company, we usually determine whether your roof has already suffered wind damage by finding out the direction from which the damage-causing winds came. The pattern of damage is inspected closely so that the direction from which the wind was blowing can be determined. Clues can also be found on the orientation of your roofing system’s damaged surface and displaced debris. We’ll also look for damaged trim, siding, shingles or other affected materials on each side of your home since we know that the damage tends to be more severe on the side that was directly facing the wind. 

Roof Shape and Slope

The amount and location of wind damage on your roof will also depend on its shape and slope. Wind behavior will act differently for each shape; for instance, if it blows parallel to the ridge of a gable roof, it will blow alongside the roofing materials. This means there’s less damage compared to wind that’s blowing at a hip roof. This is because the hip roof has a section of roof positioned perpendicular to the wind, which gives more resistance and a bigger likelihood for damage on that side of the roofing system.

If you need a trusted professional to check your roof’s condition, don’t hesitate to hire only the best contractors in the area. Call Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. Ask us for free roof estimates today!