Roofing systems are built to resist wind damage. But just how effectively they can withstand high wind speeds will depend on a few important factors.
1. Quality of the Roof Materials
If you want your asphalt roof system to be less prone to wind damage, you’ll want to make sure it’s made of higher quality materials. A thicker roof sheathing, for example, provides greater resistance against wind uplift. The same goes for the decking. Asphalt shingles have to pass stringent wind resistance tests to make them impervious to possible blow-offs.
As a GAF-certified roofer, Ben’s Construction Inc offers top-tier asphalt shingles with Advanced Protection® Technology. They’ve passed two of the toughest wind resistance tests: ASTM D3161, Class F, 110 miles per hour (mph); and ASTM D7158, Class H, 150 mph, with the testing performed under controlled laboratory conditions.
2. Shingle Roof Installation
Even the most wind-resistant roof components are only as good as their installer. To head off possible wind damage, the asphalt shingles have to be attached to the roof in the correct position using the right number and type of nails. If you choose Ben’s Construction Inc for your shingle roof installation, you can count on us to complete the work in a timely and efficient manner – with no room for mistakes. We are certified by some of the most trusted industry names, making sure the installation is adherent to the manufacturer’s quality specifications.
3. Roof Maintenance
Basically, the more well-maintained the asphalt roof, the less susceptible it is to wind damage. That’s why you should always keep tabs on your roof’s condition. Have it inspected regularly by a trusted roof professional. If tree branches are encroaching on the roof system, cut them back immediately. After all, wind uplift and blow-offs are not the only damage high winds can do – they can also pick up debris, such as tree branches, and have them crash against your roof.
Schedule a Roof Evaluation
Whether you need quality wind damage roof repair or a complete roof replacement, Ben’s Construction Inc has got you covered. Make us your top choice, and we’ll show you what makes us one of the leading residential roofers in Natick, MA, and beyond. Call us today at (508) 962-2417, or fill out this contact form to request a roofing quote. We’d love to hear from you!