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Heavy Winds And Your Roof

Even when a storm does not create any rain or hail, your roof can still be damaged. Extreme winds can create stress spots that can shorten the life of roofing materials. Even though a roof is designed to withstand substantial wind loads, it can still be destroyed incrementally over time by repeated abuse from heavy winds and the debris transported with it. Having a Madison Roofer replace any removed shingles and repair the primary roof damage promptly is important to stop subsequent water damage and soaring energy costs that will surely follow from a roofing system that is not operating as it should and could.

How Wind Deteriorates Your Roof

The consequence of wind passing over a roof is not consistent. Areas of a roof such as the corners and perimeter are generally more sensitive to higher wind loads, while the middle of the roof is usually lower. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) says that the majority of wind damage begins on the edges of the roof. Wherever the roofing material is even just a tiny bit insecure, the wind can get beneath it and shift it up, ultimately providing the wind more to grasp onto next time which begins a vicious cycle until the shingle is blown off.

Once a full corner of decking is exposed, rain can begin to enter and create leaks and water damage. Homeowners can bypass this sort of wind damage by inspecting the edges and corners of their roof to be sure that the materials are safe and sufficient to withstand high winds. If you are unsure, call a local Madison Roof Repair pro to take a look at it for you.


A trustworthy roofing company should operate locally and be able to provide proof of being in business in a specific location. They should further be capable of helping you with an insurance claim and understand what is covered, what is not, and how to better deter you from paying more than just your deductible. Take a look at our REVIEWS to see what our customers have to say about our company.

Posted by: Admin
April 24, 2019
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