While it is easy to blame the 150 mph wind for tearing and dismantling your asphalt shingles, it is more vital to understand the real reason why your roofing system incurred damages. Knowing the root cause of the said problem will help homeowners take the right step in repairing or replacing their roofing system.
From providing quality double hung windows to installing your asphalt shingles, US Home Exteriors has proven their expertise. Read further as we debunk the common misconceptions about wind damage on asphalt shingles.
Wind-Damaged Shingles Are Not Often Visible
Damages to shingles caused by wind might be hard to spot since the greatly affected area of a roof is its highest peak, however, it is and will always be visible. Wind-damaged shingles are bent, creased and torn. Therefore, some parts of it might be carried downwind. Any shingle that does not manifest the said problems is not affected by the wind.
Empirical Tests Accurately Detect Shingle Strength After a Storm
After a storm event, homeowners typically look for signs of damage in their vinyl windows and roof. There is a standard method to test shingles’ strength after situations like this and it is called ASTM D7158. Unfortunately, it is uncommon and can be costly if available. For this reason, most manufacturers use a different method to do this test. There are no alternative tests with similar accuracy, however.
Shingles With Weak Adhesion Is Wind-Damaged
Again, several elements and happenings can damage shingles. One of them is faulty application resulting in weak adhesion by non-competent contractors. It could also be because the shingle was handled poorly by its manufacturer even before it reached your roof. In addition, aging and rotting are also two of the most common shingle wreckers.
As you are informed from these misconceptions, know that there are more factors that affect your asphalt shingles — not just the wind. US Home Exteriors, your trusted provider of top-quality replacement windows and asphalt shingles, is the go-to choice for home improvement projects. Call us today at (336) 296-1040 for your request. We serve Greensboro and Winston-Salem, as well as the surrounding communities in NC.