Wind-Damaged Roof Repair in Denver
It’s a fact: living in Colorado can be a windy experience. The winds in this state can reach upwards of 150 miles-per-hour, and it’s been proven that just about any roof on any building is susceptible to damage from such gale-force gusts.
Regardless of what is used to build a roof—from asphalt shingles to concrete tiles—the chances are good that, over time, wind will eventually cause damage. That’s where A-to-Z Roofing comes into play.
Repairing Wind-Damaged Roofs Since 1994
At A-to-Z Roofing, our team of dedicated roofing experts has seen the very worst that wind can do to roofs in the Denver area. We’ve evaluated millions of dollars worth of roofing damage due to high winds, and we know exactly how to fix a wind-damaged roof to ensure that the integrity of the building as a whole is protected.
When wind combines with heavy rain, sleet, snow, and hail, the consequences for roofs in Denver can be catastrophic. Even winds as low as 40-50 miles-per-hour can cause damage to some roofs. The more common kinds of wind damage that we see most include:
– Ripped, torn, or displaced shingles. This is probably the most common kind of damage we encounter after a violent windstorm in Denver. Thankfully, most shingling can be replaced in zones, reducing the need to replace the entire roof altogether.
– Damage from fallen trees or branches. Anything that can be blown over onto your home will be if the winds are strong enough. This means that a neighbor’s tree limbs can be blown clean off the tree itself, landing on your roof and causing significant damage to flashing, shingles, or tiles.
– Debris accumulation. If there’s one thing we know about severe windstorms, it’s that nothing outside is safe from them. And so, when a torrential windstorm sends huge amounts of leaves, sticks, dirt, and other debris flying, it’s bound to end up in your gutters and all over your roof.
When this happens, water backup can become a real problem. Debris accumulation from windstorms contributes to water ingress, a contributing factor to the development of mold, mildew, and wood rot.
Even the hardiest and best-constructed roofs in Denver can be ripped apart with strong enough winds. Mother Nature doesn’t pull punches when it comes to wind in Colorado!
Wind Resistance-Rated Roofing
To address the need for a stronger, more durable roof, roofing material manufacturers include a wind rating for many of the products they sell. These wind ratings aren’t necessarily a guarantee against damage, but they do serve as a guideline for how well they’ll stand up to the winds doled out here in the Mile High City.
Most traditional asphalt shingle manufacturers include a wind rating of around 60 miles-per-hour for the products they manufacture. This rating is tested under ASTM D3161 or UL 997, and is a good benchmark to use when selecting a shingle provider for any roof.
Alternatively, more enhanced shingles are available with even beefier wind ratings. Some of these ‘premium’ shingles are rated to withstand wind speeds exceeding 100 miles-per-hour. These products are more expensive, however, and they often take longer to obtain, as they are ‘special order’ items.
Wind-Damaged Roof in Denver? Don’t Wait to Call A-to-Z
It can be tempting to put off the repairs that are needed to restore your wind-damaged roof to its original condition. You can cross your fingers and hope that there won’t be any more rainy weather before you get around to calling the roofers, but this strategy won’t work for very long.
At A-to-Z Roofing & Exteriors, we go the extra mile to completely evaluate every wind-damaged roof with a fine-toothed comb, looking for any vulnerable area that has been exposed due to the wind damage. Once we’ve identified where the problem spots are, we give you a no-nonsense estimate for the total cost of the repairs. We’re even happy to work with your insurance company to make the entire process even easier for you.
We’ve seen first-hand what can happen when wind-damaged roofs are left to worsen over time. The water leakages and structural damages can end up costing thousands to fix, which is why it’s most important to take action sooner than later to fix a wind-damaged roof.
When you’re ready to talk to the Denver roof repair professionals, call us at (303) 781-8185. Our team of experts is standing by to schedule your free roof evaluation at a time and date that works best for your schedule. We look forward to hearing from you!