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Wind Roof Damage Misconceptions You Need to Stop Believing

Protecting your roof and your home from the effects of wind damage starts with separating the facts from the myths. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., one of the top roofing companies in the area, shares the most common misconceptions about wind damage on roofs and the truth behind each one.

Wind-damaged roof with missing shingles

It Can Be Hard to Detect Wind Damage

Wind damage can be obvious as long as you know what to look for. A slight loss of adhesion can be expected on the shingles, resulting in creases, folds and tears. A telltale sign of wind damage is when you see missing shingles on a large section of the roof. It is a good idea to get in touch with your local roofer following a severe storm to take a closer look at your roofing system.

Shingle Blow-Off Is Caused by Wind Damage

Wind damage isn’t the only reason why shingle blow-offs occur. Other factors come into play here as to why they happen. The roof may have already been compromised before the severe weather event. Shingle blow-offs can also be attributed to manufacturing defects, poor workmanship that resulted in the lack of adhesion, and thermal expansion and contraction caused by fluctuations in temperature. Before you deal with premature roof replacement, be sure to have your wind-damaged roof assessed immediately to prevent further issues.

Wind Damage Can’t Be Avoided

If your roof suffered extensive wind damage to the point that it requires replacement, see to it that your new roofing system provides exceptional wind resistance. As an Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor, we can install the Duration line of asphalt shingles with a SureNail® Technology strip at the top of the shingles. It helps prevent the shingles from pulling through the fasteners or nail heads.

Turn to Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. for your storm damage needs. We’ll help you restore your roof, siding or any other damaged property to its pre-loss conditions. To learn more about our other services like steel roofs installation and home remodeling, give us a call at (320) 204-2264 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in and around Sauk Rapids, MN.