When heavy winds roll in, they can cause severe damage that requires immediate repairs on roof. In such situations, Tedrick’s Roofing is the roofing company to call. We know all about wind damage, which is why we offer around-the-clock coverage – 24/7/365 – for emergency repairs and restoration.
How Wind Creates Damage
The roof of your home is designed to resist the typical wind loads of your location, but no roof is likely to withstand extreme wind events. Wind moving over a roof is never uniform, so certain regions will be subject to higher pressures, which will eventually give in after intense and continuous pressure.
Uplift is also a potential issue, where wind-created vacuum lifts up materials and components around your home. In some cases, the wind pressure is so strong that it can rip entire roofing systems off and cause other irreparable damage inside the home. Other forms of wind damage include loose shingles, torn-off shingles, loosened ridge vents, gapped flashing and damage to gutter systems.
Factors That Can Accelerate Wind Damage
Material Condition – Materials in poor condition are obviously more susceptible to wind damage.
Age of property – Older homes, especially those not compliant with today’s building codes, are at higher risk of wind damage.
Roof Shape and Slope – The unique shape of slope of each roofing system will affect wind behavior differently.
One thing to note is that wind damage is not always obvious, so the only way to be completely certain is to have an in depth inspection conducted by a professional roofer like Tedrick’s Roofing after every major storm in your area. This way, we can identify and quantify any damage, and recommend both immediate and long-term solutions. Let us work with you to remedy wind and storm damage to your home. Give us a call at (253) 499-9660, or fill out our form to get started with a FREE consultation. We serve clients in Tacoma, WA, and the surrounding areas.