Roofing systems are built to withstand various elements, especially wind. Different kinds of roofs have varying levels of wind resistance, which is defined by certain factors in the construction and design of the roofing system. With proper consideration of how the roof is built and your local climate and environment, your roof can last for a long time and stand up well against the wind.
In this post, Crown Roofing LTD shares some of the factors that affect your roof’s wind resistance.
The quality of the roofing installation is crucial to the wind resistance of your roof. Proper nailing keeps shingles anchored and stable even when the wind is continuously battering the surface of the roof. The measurement of the overhang can also affect wind resistance. Generally, the less surface area there is, the less likely it is that your roof will sustain damage from the wind. Finally, the pitch of your roof is also important as it affects how much wind passes over and under your roof.
The materials used in the construction of the roof affect its overall performance against the elements. Some roofing materials are even manufactured specifically for wind resistance, such as impact- and wind-resistant shingles. For instance, class D shingles can withstand winds of up to 90 miles per hour (mph), so unless there’s a severe storm in your area, your roof should be fine during the storm.
Age of the Roof
While different roofs have varying life expectancies, all of them become more vulnerable as they age. Older roofing systems are weaker as the materials have aged and have been subjected to wear and tear. If a strong storm comes by, they are at risk of getting damaged. For example, asphalt shingle roofs have a service life of 20 to 25 years. So, if you have this kind of roof and it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s best to have it replaced soon.
When you need a reliable roofing company to handle your roofing concerns, you can always trust Crown Roofing LTD to provide you with the quality services you need. Our roofers are well-trained, experienced and ready to help you. To schedule a consultation, fill out our contact form, or call us at (604) 370-6288.