What Is the Best Type of Roof for a Very Windy Area?
- Tuesday, 22 September 2020 13:23
If you live in a wind-prone area, your roof is exposed to very special challenges, therefore the style and the material that you choose for it must also be able to face those challenges. Fortunately, there are lots of wind-resistant styles and materials to choose from for your roof – here are some tips:
- Choosing the right style – the lower the roof’s sloping angle, the lower the risk of wind damage. The best roof shape for high-wind regions is one that does not let the wind get underneath the components of the roof, such as flat or very low-sloping or roof shapes that are not pointed, for example mansard roofs or gambrel roofs;
- Choosing the right material – the style of your roof will determine the materials that you can use. The most common materials used for flat roofs are metal and membrane, such as TPO or EPDM, while the most efficient materials used for pitched roofs in wind-prone areas are metal, fiberglass shingles and tiles made from clay or cement. All these materials are fastened very tightly onto the roof deck and they resist not only very strong winds, but hail, rain, snow and harsh sunshine just as efficiently. You can also find advice from a Fayetteville roofing contractor to see what roofing product is best in your area.