Whenever extreme weather hits your area, several elements can cause damage to your home. Heavy snowstorms, for instance, can turn snow and ice won’t be the only elements to look out for, as the wind can be just as formidable. With the right conditions, wind can cause great damage to your home, especially your roof.
If you want to know how your roof can withstand wind damage, you’ll need to find out its vulnerabilities. These can be determined through several factors, and our roofing and fiber cement siding experts at Timberland Exteriors explain them below:
The speed of how fast the wind approaches your roof is related to the roof’s height above the ground. This is because the wind is slower when it’s closer to the ground. When it passes over your roof, however, it can become more than twice the speed it approaches your home. The higher the wind speed, the uplift increases, which means the damage it inflicts also increases.
When you determine the direction from which the damage-causing winds came, it becomes easier to look for wind damage on your roof. As experts in new roof installation, we suggest looking for damaged trim or siding on each side of your home. The damage often tends to be more severe on the side of the home that was directly facing the winds, as well as the pattern of damage on your roof. The orientation of the roof’s damaged surface and displaced debris also sheds light on which direction the wind came from.
Type of Damage
Two types can be found in your roofing system, and they’re either direct, indirect, or both. Direct wind damage is when the wind directly blows off or displaces your roofing materials. Indirect damage, on the other hand, is sustained from objects that are blown by the wind (also known as “missiles”), and they can range from tree limbs, gravel, to any roofing debris that was blown off from nearby homes.
When it comes to new roofing and window installation service, you can count on Timberland Exteriors to get the job done! If you’re in Maplewood and the neighboring MN areas, just call us at (651) 439-1760 for more information. You can also fill out our online contact form!