Wind damage is the common issue you’re going to see on your roofing system as a homeowner, especially if your area is prone to storms. Wind-lifted shingles are also a controversial subject in the industry due to the numerous misconceptions that surround them. As a homeowner, it’s in your best interest to know more about wind-lifted shingles.
Here, the experts of ReNew Home Designs reveals the things you may not know regarding wind damaged roof shingles.
Shingles With Inadequate Adhesion are Already Wind-Damaged Shingles
Whenever homeowners hear the words wind-damaged shingles, they tend to think that this means it was damaged by strong winds or a powerful storm. This isn’t exactly the case as your roof company will tell you that any shingle that isn’t properly adhered is already a wind-damaged one. This is because if your shingle is inadequately adhered to the system, even winds at normal speeds can lift and remove them.
Wind-Damaged Shingles Can’t Always Be Seen
Contrary to popular belief, wind-damaged shingles aren’t always seen by the naked eye. This is because the damage doesn’t always make itself apparent immediately as the shingle will flutter and bend first and cause creases. However, these creases won’t usually be seen from ground level and will only be spotted upon closer examinations of the roof, which in turn should only be done by a professional roofer.
Empirical Tests can Demonstrate a Shingle’s Strength Reduction After a Storm
If a storm just passed by your area and you’re worried about the integrity of your shingles, it is possible to have some empirical testing done to determine its strength. However, keep in mind that finding a laboratory that can perform it may be difficult to find and even if you do, it could be costly. But if you truly want to determine if your shingles should be replaced, then it’s worth trying having the tests done.
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