While summers in McKinney are known to be hot and muggy, the winters are more windy than snowy. So wind-resistant roofing systems always make it on the good contractors list of viable options to offer their many customers. Modern asphalt shingles have gone a long way in resisting common wind-related problems than their predecessors but they can still be prone to certain issues.
Many homeowners make the mistake of underestimating the impact wind can have on their roofs. The problem is mostly because wind damage is often invisible to the untrained eye. Let our roofing experts at Wortham Bros show you a few ways you can protect your roof against high winds.
Regular Inspection and Maintenance
The best way to stay ahead of wind damage, or any type of damage, on your roof is to have it periodically inspected by a professional. Our experts recommend getting a full inspection and maintenance visit at least once a year to ensure that your roof is in good condition all year long. For areas with extremely strong wind movement, you can even opt for seasonal inspections to identify problem areas before they become serious.
Protecting the Edges
Shingle lifting is perhaps the most common way high winds can affect your roof. Lifted shingles can bend or break, exposing the vulnerable underlayment and the roof deck to water penetration and further damage. Talk to your contractor about reinforcing your drip edges as well as the adhesives on the individual tab edges to cut down shingle lifting problems during particularly windy days.
Use the Right Shingles
Both roofers and roofing manufacturers understand that shingles can come with a wide variety of pros and cons. Certain shingles are better suited to resist wind damage than others and choosing the right products from the get-go can do wonders in keeping your roof safe. For example, laminated shingles tend to fare better than three-tab shingles when it comes to resisting lifting caused by strong air movement.
At Wortham Bros, we are more than happy to help you wind-proof your roof. Give us a call at (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on roof repairs, installation, and maintenance today. We serve homeowners in Allen, as well as other neighboring communities in TX.