When clouds roll in and a storm is inevitable, what runs through your mind? While there are many dangerous elements of a storm, strong winds can be one of the most damaging. Wind is a common factor in all types of storms, so it is especially important to protect yourself and your property from this force of nature.
As wind whips across a surface, it does not do so evenly. The areas that are subject to the initial impacts of the wind experience higher wind pressure and are typically the first to sustain damage. These areas, namely the edges of a roof, are where roof damage is commonly found. The center of a usually roof experiences lower wind pressure and is more protected from the wind.
The Process of Wind Damage
Wind causes damage to a roof when it exerts enough pressure to slightly lift the roof material. This lift allows wind to gust in underneath and peel the material away. The recommended method of combating storm damage to your roof is through regular, professional inspections by a trusted roofing technician. To help you protect your roof and repair wind damage, the team at Ryan Roofing and Construction Systems is on call at 816-741-1941!