Wind damage is a real threat. In fact, it’s possible for just one storm to leave a lasting impact on an asphalt shingle roof. Still, wind damage is not always visible, leading many to assume that their roof is fine. Got a shingle roof? It pays to know all you can about it. Expert roofing contractors Coxco Roofing is here to help you do just that.
How Wind Damage Occurs
Wind damage on asphalt shingles start when winds induce a difference in pressure between the front and back of a shingle, resulting in factory-applied adhesives failing. This allows an asphalt shingle to rise, exposing more surface area as wind pushes on the lifted portion of the shingle. Eventually, a tear or crease will develop on a shingle. As a tear or crease worsens, the likelier it is for an asphalt shingle, or a portion of it, to break off from the rest of the system.
Usually, wind damage occurs at the top of the exposed section of a roofing system, just underneath the butt end of the overlying shingle. This is the area to focus on to determine if you need roof replacement.
Is It Really Wind Damage?
Given wind damage starts occurring where shingle adhesives begin failing, many in the industry imply that shingles with inadequate adhesion are wind-damaged or wind-lifted. However, this ignores that there are other reasons shingle adhesives may fail, like improper installation, manufacturing inconsistencies, deterioration and aging. As such, winds can lift and blow off poorly adhered shingles but not all poorly adhered shingles are the result of strong winds.
Whatever the cause of your shingle problems, know that Coxco Roofing is the expert to trust for all your roofing needs. Whether you need hail damage repair or a replacement, you can count on us to provide you with the best products and services around, guaranteeing your 100% satisfaction. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (972) 441-2775 or fill out our contact form. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today! We serve Cartington, TX, and the surrounding communities.