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 repair experts at Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc, has to say about the misconceptions surrounding wind-damaged roofs.
Ratings Are a Guarantee That Shingles Will Always Resist Wind Damage
Ratings do not guarantee that your roof will be able to stand up against certain wind speeds. Other factors can affect a roof’s vulnerability to wind damage, such as roof pitch and installation besides shingle quality.
Wind Damage on Roofs Are Not Always Noticeable
This isn’t always true, as there are several early warning signs that indicate your roof has been damaged by the wind. Wind uplift usually has obvious signs of damage. 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 roofer to address the issue properly.
Wind Damage on Roofs Are Unavoidable
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 effectiveness against the wind.
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.
The team at Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc has served the residential and commercial roofing needs of Chicago since 1978. We are a professional and reliable roofing contractor that holds the highest level of certification from all major shingle roofing manufacturers. You can be assured that any job will be done properly and professionally.
No matter what type of roofing job you need, Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc is the roofing company that you can trust for all your needs. Call us today at (847) 440-1411, or you can fill out our online form.