Your roofing system is built to withstand the elements, but over time, it will show signs of deterioration. Strong winds, for instance, can cause the materials and components to loosen, crack or be blown off, exposing your attic and your home interiors to moisture. The structure’s vulnerability to damage caused by this specific weather condition depends on a few factors. Here’s a look at some of them:

Roof's Vulnerability

Age of the Roof

Strong winds can lead to roof damage, but the severity and extent of it is influenced by how old the structure is. If the roof is nearing the end of its serviceable life, wind damage is more likely to be apparent upon closer inspection, requiring a complete and immediate replacement.

Quality of the Roofing Material

The vulnerability of an asphalt shingle roof to wind damage is also influenced by the quality of the materials and components used. Lower-quality roofing systems are more likely to have loosened or blown-off shingles than their higher quality counterparts.

Level of Roof Maintenance

Asphalt shingles roofs that aren’t given enough attention by their homeowners are more prone to all types of damage, including those caused by strong winds. That’s why it is always a great idea to invest in regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that your own roofing system is capable of withstanding the local weather conditions.

Wind Speed

Uplift pressure increases as wind picks up speed, causing the shingles to break away from your roofing system. If not addressed promptly, the roofing materials may soon get blown off the next time a strong windstorm occurs.

Air Density

Temperature plays a key role in the air’s density, especially during a windstorm. Colder air is denser than warm air, and when both blow at the same speed at the same time, the former can cause roof damage because of the load it puts on the structure.

Whether you need a roof repair or a full roof replacement due to storm damage or age, we want to be the company you call first. Turn to Premier Systems Roofing today by calling (605) 361-4955 or filling out our contact form to get started.