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The Best Roofing Materials for High Winds

Protect your home from wind damage and save on repairs with durable roofing materials designed to withstand high winds. Winds often cause damage when they reach a sustained speed of 40 miles per hour. There is always the possibility that much stronger gusts could cause more damage during regular windy weather and storms. Wind damage often appears at the edges of your roof due to uplift and will typically curl or tear shingles first. Some materials will resist high winds, hail, debris, and strong gusts of 100 miles per hour or more.

Metal Roofing Is Often the Top Choice

Choose thick steel or copper that is treated for your climate and has been tested for impact resistance. Ask your contractor about installation methods and roof styles that have a good performance history in your area. Metal roofing is resistant to uplift and cannot easily come off in pieces the way shingles do. Buying appropriately thick metal and using roof clips during severe weather provides the most protection possible for many homeowners.

Treated Shingles Can Offer Reliable Protection

You should look for treated architectural shingles with a high rating for wind and hail. Many people choose shingles in coastal areas if oxidization from the salt air will be an issue. Look for Class A, D, F, G, or H shingles rated for winds of 60 miles per hour to 150 miles per hour. Note that these shingles come in a variety of styles and may be labeled for use on steep roof styles.

Forever Roofing is committed to providing durable new roofing and quality repairs to clients in Tukwila, WA. We also serve customers in Seattle,  SeaTac, Redmond, Bellevue, Kent, and Kirkland and offer free estimates.