Which Roofing Options Hold Up Well To High-Velocity Winds?

High-velocity winds have become a serious threat to many homes in the United States. There are parts of the country that have to put up with hurricanes in addition to regular storms as well. The roof of your home is expected to bear the brunt of such strong winds. Therefore, your roof must have the qualities to take on the wind and survive. Certain roofing options are better suited to high-speed winds than others. These materials can withstand repeated battering by these winds and still come out unscathed.

Metal Roofing

Although not yet a common option for many residential areas, metal roofing has one of the highest ratings when it comes to wind protection. The connections between different types of metal roofs are stronger than what you'd find in something like asphalt shingles.

Some metal roof designs also feature fewer seams and overlaps than you'd find on a standard roof. This means there are fewer spots where the wind can get in and rip out part of your roof. The high strength of these roofs also makes them less likely to be damaged by debris being thrown about by strong winds.

Slate Roofs

Slate roofs are strong and heavy. This is a good combination when you want something that is unlikely to be ripped out by a strong wind.

However, this combination also makes this type of roof dangerous if the slate is ever ripped out by strong winds. Therefore, when a slate roof is installed in an area with high-speed winds, there is a higher need for the job to be done by professional roofers who will ensure that all the slate is properly secured. With a properly secured slate roof, standing up to a high-velocity wind is a breeze.

Architectural Shingles

These shingles offer you the classic shingle look but they are more aesthetically pleasing, thicker and they also last longer. Compared to standard asphalt shingles, these shingles have much higher wind resistance ratings, and some are certified for wind speeds as high as 120 miles per hour. There are basic and premium options to choose from as well.

Stone-Coated Steel

This is also a relatively new material that has been seen to perform quite well in areas with high-speed winds. This roofing option can take on winds of up to 120 miles per hour and doesn't warp or crack. It has a pocket-friendly initial cost and maintaining it is also quite easy.

For more information, contact a company like Troyer  Roofing & Construction.