What Wind Speed Rips Off Roofs?

If you live in an area where you are likely to have tornadoes or hurricane-prone wind damage, knowing what wind speed can damage your roof is important. Even though wind can happen anywhere!

Knowing about storms in your area can help you understand the potential damage it can do to your roof. Wind damage is typically found on shingle style roofs the most. Roof shingles can typically tolerate up to 60 MPH winds.

But it also depends on the condition of the roof. If your roof is older, shingles may be looser and more susceptible to winds than newer roofs or roofs that have been in many severe storms. Over time, weaker and slower wind speeds can begin to lift and loosen shingles, make them more susceptible to be damaged in high winds…it also makes them more susceptible to water damage.

It’s important to check your roof often to make sure that you do not have wind damage. The most obvious signs are shingles being blown off or missing shingles. You may also see broken or cracked shingles. When this happens your roof is prone to water leaks because the water-shedding protection is broken.

A metal roof is more prone to sustain higher winds, up to 140 MMPH. So, if you are in an area that tends to have high winds or is more apt to have storms, a metal roof may be the better option.

If you think you have wind damage or just have questions about the health of your roof, call Down Under Roofing today. We are local to Kansas City, and have experience working with insurance companies. Down Under Roofing has a proven track record and is licensed and insured. Contact the team today to see how we can help you with your gutter and roofing needs.

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