The most common storm damage roof repair demand in Oklahoma is for repair due to wind damage. The state has a moderate, temperate climate, and the most extreme weather conditions vary between strong winds, heavy rain and hail and tornadoes. While these happen rarely, many local building codes require roofing systems to be resistant to these elements, along with other common causes of damage.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with how your roof withstands these natural conditions. This allows you to be better prepared and minimize any problems should bad weather strike. Here our experts at Arrowhead Roofing show you how modern roofing systems resist hail, rain, snow, and most importantly, wind.
The average size of a hailstone is smaller than a golf ball. Unfortunately, unless you have custom metal roofing designed specifically for impact resistance, it doesn’t take a golf ball to wreak havoc on your roof. UL 2218 sets the national standard for hail protection, classifying roofing systems from Class 1 to Class 4. Class 4 roofs offer the highest protection against impact damage from hail.
When it comes to cold weather in the fall and winter, the quality of the installation is just as important as the UL classification of the roofing shingles. Metal roofs require specialized installation methods to improve their resistance against freezing. Make sure that your roofing contractor is well trained and licensed to handle the type of roof you’re getting for your home.
Just as with freezing cold weather, it’s important to consider installation in your roof replacement estimate and plans. High winds are common in Oklahoma at almost any time of the year. The best roofing systems can resist up to 160-mph winds with little to no stress. Talk to your professional roofing contractor about which roofing products offer the highest resistance to strong winds.
At Arrowhead Roofing, we can help you find a roofing system that will protect your home and family from any weather Mother Nature can throw at you. Give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.
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