Wind damage is a common concern for homeowners with asphalt shingle roofs. However, several misconceptions need to be clarified to avoid misunderstandings and inadequate preparation. In this post, we debunk some common myths surrounding wind damage on asphalt shingles.

Myths About Wind Damage on Asphalt Shingles

Only High Winds Cause Damage

One of the most common misconceptions is that only severe, hurricane-level winds can damage asphalt shingles. But even moderate winds can cause harm, especially if your shingles are aging or improperly installed. Wind damage can occur at various wind speeds, so you should regularly inspect your roof for any signs of shingle uplift or displacement.

New Shingles Are Immune to Wind Damage

While new asphalt shingles are more resilient, they are not entirely immune to wind damage. The quality of the shingles and installation can affect your roof’s wind resistance. Although new, improperly installed or low-quality shingles can still be vulnerable to wind uplift, leading to damage.

Wind Damage Is Only External

Many homeowners assume wind damage on asphalt shingles is only visible on the exterior. However, wind can also cause damage beneath the shingle surface. Wind-driven rain can infiltrate through lifted or damaged shingles, leading to leaks and water damage to your house roof‘s underlayment and structure.

Wind Damage Is Always Apparent

Not all signs of wind damage are immediately visible. Some subtle signs, such as granule loss, hairline cracks, or weakened adhesives, may not appear immediately. Over time, these hidden issues can worsen and compromise the integrity of your roof. Regular roof inspections by a professional roofing company can help detect and address hidden wind damage.

Wind Damage Is Too Expensive to Fix

Addressing wind damage on your roof may come with a huge price tag, but failure to address it promptly can result in higher roof repair costs or a complete replacement. Taking prompt action to rectify wind damage is frequently the more economical choice in the long run.

Be Well-Informed

Wind damage on asphalt shingles is more complex than it might seem. Don’t let common misconceptions lead you astray. Reach out to Premier Systems Roofing for quality services. Call us at (605) 361-4955 or visit our contact page to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Sioux Falls, SD, and surrounding areas.