If you live in an area with high winds, like Daytona Beach or Titusville on the east coast of Florida, its important to find a roofing solution that can withstand heavy winds gusts. Although there are many types of roofing materials, to prevent damage during wind you need to choose the right roof and roofing contractor to protect your home.
FIBERGLASS ASPHALT SHINGLES
Today’s fiberglass shingles are not like their older cousins that were not wind resistant or fire-proof. A very cost-effective solution, shingled roofing can provide great protection during those Florida storms. Cheaper roofing than metal, clay or slate, shingles are a great option when installed properly for coastal winds.
CertainTeed Landmark® shingles are engineered to endure a 110 MPH wind and can be ugraded to 130 MPH. There is also a transferable warranty. Astro Roofing Port Orange is a credentialed roofing contractor with CertainTeed. We are a SELECT ShingleMaster™ with verifiable product and installation knowledge for your new shingle roof so you know it will be installed right the first time.
Once your roof has been installed, if there is a high wind storm, it is important to occasionally check for loose shingles. You want to follow your warranty and insurance procedures so that you will be able to make a claim if necessary. Choosing quality roofing materials from the start will give you peace of mind.
When installed correctly, a metal roof is a great option for roof protection against wind. Metal roofs are quite common in Florida, more expensive, but they are still an affordable option, depending on the panels you choose. As with fiberglass asphalt shingles, you’ll need to check for loose spots after a storm with wind. Metal roofs will also protect from water penetration and keep your house cooler in the hot Florida sun.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A WIND STORM
Roofs are designed to withstand weather conditions of various areas of Florida, but strong storms that pass through DeLand, Port Orange and Edgewater can test even the best roofing materials. As wind blows over a roof it will impact the materials unevenly, making the perimeter of the roof most vulnerable to the windspeeds. Therefore, if you notice any shingles missing after the wind event, our recommendation is to have your roof inspected. If your roof is older than 10 years, you might want to book an inspection even if no shingles are visibly missing or damaged.
If you have any problems with your roof after a storm, contact us. As one of the best roofing companies in Volusia County, we will give you an honest opinion about your roof and a free quote. The Astro Roofing team can tell you whether your home is a candidate for replacement roofing or a roofing repair service, and will recommend a solution that fits your budget. We will help you choose the best residential roofing material to protect your home for many years to come. Call your local roofing company today!