The Unknown Danger to Roofs

June 1, 2022


There are many things that can damage roofs. A storm could knock down a branch onto your roof. Animals could chew on the shingles. Maybe mold gets up under the shingles. However, there is one little-known danger can may pose the biggest threat of all to your roof and you.

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If your roof comes face to face with a derecho, you will likely need to call your roofing company afterwards. Derechos are composed of extremely strong straight line winds. However, they are much more than a wind gust. They are often sustained for several minutes. In this video, you can see a derecho approach a small South Dakotan town. The man takes refuge in the gas station as the winds rip through the town. The derecho had wind speeds up to 100 miles per hour and an average wind speed of 60 miles per hour. Imagine what that kind of sustained wind would do to an aging roof. This is why you want to make sure your roof is inspected and repaired before it has to face off against a danger as strong as this.


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