How Wind Can Damage Your Roof

As a homeowner in the Pacific Northwest, you know that strong winds can be a common occurrence, especially this time of year. But did you know that wind can cause significant damage to your roof over time? In this post, we’ll explain how wind affects roofing, what you can do to protect your roof, and how wind damage may delay your roof replacement project.

The Effects of Wind on Roofing

  • Strong winds can gradually loosen and lift shingles, making them more susceptible to damage
  • Wind-driven rain can force water under shingles and cause leaks
  • Flying debris carried by high winds can dent, puncture or tear off shingles and flashing
  • High wind speeds¬† can start damaging shingles, especially on older roofs

How to Protect Your Roof from Wind Damage

  • Have your roof regularly inspected and repair any loose or damaged shingles promptly
  • Consider installing impact-resistant shingles rated for high winds
  • Keep trees near your house trimmed to prevent branches from impacting your roof
  • Secure or store away loose items in your yard that could become wind-borne debris
  • Ensure your roof is properly installed with high-quality materials

The best defense against wind damage is a well-maintained, high-quality roof installed by experienced professionals. If your roof has suffered wind damage or is nearing the end of its lifespan, contact Blue and Blue Roofing for a consultation and to discuss replacement options that will protect your home for years to come. With proper planning and material selection, we can help expedite your roofing project.