Like many homeowners, you might assume that strong winds are the only cause behind lifted shingles. While they’re more commonly known as “wind-lifted” and “wind-damaged” shingles, not all of the damaged shingles are attributed to or caused by wind. Here’s what our roof replacement experts have to say about the misconceptions surrounding wind-damaged roofs:
“You Can’t Easily Notice Wind Damage”
This isn’t always true, as there are several early warning signs that indicate your roof has been damaged by the wind. If you don’t want to repair your shingles after they come loose or get blown off, make sure to look for some of the telltale signs. For instance, wrinkled shingles are caused by intense wind pressure, and if you have this on your roof, you need to have it checked by a professional to address the issue properly. They’ll also check the rest of your roof and make any necessary repairs that would otherwise cost more later on.
“Wind Damage on Roofs Are Unavoidable”
This belief is probably based on the assumption that all roofing systems are vulnerable to the wind. On the contrary, modern roofs are built to withstand wind damage and other weather elements. Many roofs are even able to go beyond their life expectancy without suffering severe wind damage! This is typically because they follow protective and preventive measures such as regular inspections and maintenance to ensure their structural integrity and its effectiveness against the wind. Make sure to have your roof checked regularly by a professional roofing contractor!
“Your Lifted Shingles Are Always Caused By Strong Winds”
When you see lifted shingles on your roof, don’t assume that the damage is caused by the wind. This is only a possibility; there are many cases where even if the shingles are well-adhered to the underlayment they’re still blown off by strong winds and severe storms. The wind isn’t the only factor behind lifted shingles, as they can also be caused by incorrect installation and extreme temperature shifts that make the material expand and contract constantly.
As one of the best roof repair and replacement companies in the area, Anderson Restoration LLC is one of the most trusted names in the area! Call us today at (281) 376-7474 if you’re in Houston and Cypress; (817) 226-2111 if you’re from Grapevine. You can also fill out our contact form!