Shingle roofs have been the most preferable choices through centuries. Natural materials that are used to produce clay or cement shingles last for many years despite the heat and cold. Shingles of today are not made out of clay, cement, or sand only. Manufacturers use diverse materials to produce reliable and durable systems that can better stand the influence of UV radiation, frosts, heat, moisture, etc. Nevertheless, natural forces still can cause damage to your roofing.
Causes of Shingle Damage
There are several main factors that can cause damage to shingles.
- Strong winds
- Temperature swings
Wind Damage to Shingles
Strong winds are not equally dangerous to all types of shingles. Asphalt ones get practically no wind damage. They are flat enough not to let the wind get under them and tear them away from the roof batten.
Clay or concrete tiles might be easily torn away from the roof frame and thrown to the ground. It happens because of improper installation of every clay tile. Besides that, inexperienced owners of buildings install clay tiles onto roofs that are too steep for this material. This is why if you want to have a roof which is able to stand any weather influence without damage, turn to us at Royal Roofing Inc. we will provide you with a proper roof construction and material.
Metal (steel, copper, tin, lead roof) shingles can be torn away from the batten by strong winds and deformed easily. That's why in GTA, metal ones should be installed and fastened securely.
Hail Damage to Shingles
The biggest risk of hail damage to roof shingles is expected on roofs that are covered with asphalt ones. Though some types of asphalt ones are reinforced to be more durable, heavy, yet hail particles might cause serious damage to the shingles. Air temperature swings play a big role, too. During the Toronto frosts, asphalt shingles become much more fragile and prone to cracking under the impact of hail.
The danger for metal shingles lies in that heavy pieces of hail damage the paint or varnish on the surface which coats the metal body. It's possible that the metal will start to corrode under the environment influence. The corrosion will cause the need of metal roofing repair, even replacement.
Hail can break and destroy clay tiles. Concrete ones are more durable due to specific features of the material while clay ones easily crack if they are old and worn by the time and temperature swings.
Snow Shingle Damage
The snow is dangerous because of its weight. In Toronto and GTA, winters are snowy and severe, a load of snow on metal roofing materials can be so considerable that they give way. That's why if you want to have a durable and secure metal roof, call us at Royal Roofing Inc. let our experts construct a perfect roof for you.
Asphalt shingles can be damaged seriously due to snow load, when it slides down the roof slopes and carries particles of ice that can leave deep scratches, even tear the flexible material.
Clay or concrete tiles can fall off together with the snow layer if they are not fastened and if the slopes are steep for tiles.
So, if you want to have a roof that can stand wind and snow or replace damaged shingles, call us at Royal Roofing Inc. and get the help of experienced professionals.