Should You Build Your Guelph Roof Wind-Proof?

January 18, 2021

Guelph isn't a city prone to windstorms and hurricanes. However, it pays to be ready should storms prove to arrive with extremely strong winds. Windstorm roof damage can be devastating because it can instantly lift and remove your roof. Your roof becomes completely uninhabitable when it happens.

The first step to windproof your property is to find the best roofing materials for your needs.

The Best Wind-Tolerating Roofing Materials

Wind-tolerant roofing materials aren't special. Truthfully, manufacturers still use regular production practices to supply them to consumers. However, their basic capabilities make them the most viable option, such as better density, weight, and attachment. Here are four great roofing materials you should replace your current roofs for maximum durability.

Metal Roofing

Steel and aluminum roofs have enough density to fight against (steel) or "flow" with the windy forces (aluminum). When the strong winds arrive, metal roofing panels will stay in place thanks to their fasteners and side seams. Many metal roofing products can last attached while 160MPH winds blow.

Ceramic Tiles

These clay or ceramic tiles can last effectively against winds that go up to 130MPH. However, they're very wieldy and require frequent maintenance from experienced roofers. Clay tiles are extremely durable, but a step in the wrong direction can break its brittle core structure.

Slate Tiles

Slates are as expensive and wieldy as clay tiles. However, they have useful durability thanks to their natural weight and curb appeal. It can outlast any windstorm that goes up to 110MPH. They require experienced roofers to help you properly install them with support structures.

Asphalt Shingles

Truthfully, the ever-reliable asphalt shingle roofs can do well against windstorms. With further reinforcement and frequent maintenance, your asphalt shingle roof can outlast any hurricane as long as it doesn't reach anything above 110MPH.

Getting Your Roof Ready During Windstorm Season

If you're dealing with a possible critical storm, here are three things you should always perform before the storm week the hurricane or cyclone arrives.

Check For Potential Air Drafts

Potential air drafts that penetrate from the outside are infiltration zones that the hurricane's strong winds can use to uplift your roof and remove all its attachments. By eliminating exterior air drafts, you reduce the chances of this from happening.

Nail Your Roofing Properly

We did say this earlier: 50% of your roof's wind resistance depends on the material you use. The next half comes from the roofing installation method. Therefore, if you used a highly-reliable and experienced roofing service, such as Turbo Roofing, you'll have a roof resistant to wind devastation.

Use a Reliable Roofing Maintenance Service

If you haven't yet, always have a regular roofing maintenance service before and right after windstorm season. Even during neutral days in the windy or snowy season, you can experience a sudden wind speed increase. This season will highly likely affect your roof's performance if you leave it unattended.

If you have yet to find a reliable roofer, you can always count on us at Turbo Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.