Strong winds are prevalent everywhere, but here in Kentucky we also receive those strong winds as the residual of hurricanes and other storms. In the past year, we’ve seen winds up to 85 mph! So, how do you protect your home from the damages that high winds cause? Wind resistant roofing in the form of our interlocking metal roofing panels, when chosen and installed correctly, can withstand even hurricane strength winds.
Conventional Roofing: Asphalt Shingles and Wind Resistance
Conventional roofing materials depend upon three things to hold them tight in high winds:
- Their own rigidity, which diminishes with age.
- Their weight and gravity.
- Failure-prone sealants.
A Different Approach: Classic Wind Resistant Roofing
The very interlocking nature of metal roofing makes it an ideal system that has panels which interlock on all sides and edges.
Traditional shingles overlap and really don’t have anything to hold them in place. Though they may appear to “interlock”, asphalt shingles are easily compromised by heat and cold temperatures. Those tiny, “interlocking” flaps simply can’t hold up to wind, rain, hail, or snow load. Those tabs break.
Our exclusive Classic Metal Roofing Systems deliver rigidity. Most roofing materials lose wind resistance with age as they become more brittle and as sealants begin to dry out and fail. Metal roofs, though, resist this kind of degradation with weather exposure and instead maintain their wind resistance even as they age.
Because of the interlocks between our panels, air can pass between them. This means that the roof covering alone does not bear the entire brunt of the uplift pressures on the “back” side of the roof.
If you would like to know more about how our metal roofing products are tested for wind-resistance, you can learn more here. Of course, we’re always available to help answer your questions and find the very best roofing solution for your home, outbuildings, or other structures.