Your roof is valuable because it protects your home against the elements and contributes to a comfortable indoor environment. Roofing systems typically have adequate wind resistance to prevent damage. However, a roof’s wind resistance depends on various factors, including the four listed below.
1. Roof Installation Method
Manufacturer-certified roofers can guarantee correct roof installation, which ensures reliable protection against wind damage. However, an uncertified and inexperienced roofer could use the wrong installation method or the wrong nails, neglect the roof sheathing and miss the proper alignment of shingles – which decrease your roof’s protection against wind damage.
2. Roof Geometry
A high-pitched gable roof with a wide overhang is more likely to suffer wind damage than an aerodynamic, four-sided hip roof. Generally, a roof pitch between 4:12 and 6:12 provides more wind resistance.
3. Roofing Material
High-quality shingles from trusted manufacturers usually have better wind resistance than shingles of poor quality. Take note of the classification of the shingles, too. For instance, class D shingles can withstand winds of up to 90 miles per hour (mph) without suffering severe damage.
Regular maintenance is crucial to the performance and longevity of your roof. It’s also essential to keep the validity of your roofing warranty. Repairs are helpful because they’re cost-effective, and they prolong your roof’s lifespan. You can always count on a local contractor to perform regular inspections and provide necessary repairs to components that may become a threat to your roof later in its lifespan.
Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. is a trusted roofing company with decades of experience in providing high-quality installations. We only use top-grade products from reputable manufacturers and strictly follow the correct installation methods, so you only get the best results for your roofing project. Call us at (781) 826-7663, or fill out this contact form for a free consultation!