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Wind Resistant Roofing Materials

More and more Americans are discovering the joys of living in a tropical climate like Florida. While Florida’s climate is ideal much of the year, it is prone to high winds and storms. As a result, it makes sense to fortify your home to stand up to even the most severe weather conditions.

Most homes in Florida are prepared to deal with high temperatures and intense UV exposure, but many have roofs that can’t handle the high winds that often visit the state. In this article, we will discuss wind-resistant roofing materials. These roofs will provide peace of mind and allow you to rest easy, knowing your investment is protected even during the most intense storms.

Wind Clips and Adhesive Materials

Wind clips and adhesive materials can be used on many types of roofs. They ensure that your roofing materials (clay tiles, metal, slate, etc.) remain attached to the structure and resist intense wind pressure. Wind clips and adhesive materials are used to make good roofs even better.

Bitumen

While used primarily on commercial buildings, bitumen roofs can resist intense wind. Modifiers can be added to bitumen roofs for the specific purpose of increasing their wind and water resistance.

Metal

Metal roofs are amongst the most wind-resistant roofs available. In particular, standing seam roofs are stellar performers in wind tests and the real world. If installed correctly, standing seam roofs can withstand wind speeds of 140 miles per hour and above. That means some standing seam roofs can even resist category 5 hurricane winds.

Tile

Clay and concrete tiles also offer impressive wind resistance. Tiles are quite heavy and can only be dislodged with significant wind pressure. That’s one reason why they have been used and trusted for centuries. However, they can get dislodged from the roof structure during a storm without coming off completely. As a result, it’s essential to get your tile roof inspected after every major storm.

Slate

Slate roofs are similar to tile roofs in that they are highly wind-resistant. Like tile, slate is a very heavy roofing material that is not easily dislodged. While slate roofs require a large upfront investment, they pay off over time because of their durability and longevity. Slate roofs can last more than a century and stand up to even the harshest climates.

CMR builds the strongest roofs in Florida

At CMR, we know that having a wind-resistant roof is essential in Florida. Our expert roofers live and work locally and understand the impact weather can have on our customer’s lives. That’s why we strive to install Florida’s strongest and most wind-resistant roofs. Contact us today to learn about our storm-resistant roof options.