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HOW MUCH WILL A NEW ROOF COST?

There are several factors in determining the cost of a new roof, such as location, size, and style. This is why we offer our clients free estimates as well as free property and storm damage inspections. Prrotect Roofing will also walk you through the insurance maze to restore your property to its pristine condition.

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DO YOU WORK WITH NEW BUILDS?

Yes! We’re happy to be a part of your new build and to help start your project off on the right foot!

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DO YOU WORK WITH PROPERTY MANAGERS?

Yes! From routine maintenance to full exterior replacement, our team is here to ensure that your investment, and your residents, are prrotected.

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CAN YOU HELP WITH HOME INSPECTIONS?

We are proud to work with homeowners and real estate agents whenever a building inspection is needed. Our team will identify problem areas and provide a complete report of our findings upon completion.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COMPLETE A ROOFING PROJECT?

The best time to build a roof is when you need one! While current weather is a factor in outdoor jobs, there is never a bad time to build, repair, or replace a roof. Our first step is to identify any existing problems to determine when the repair should be completed. The materials involved will also factor into the project’s timeline (e.g., asphalt shingles require +40°F whereas a flat roof can be installed or repaired at any temperature). Our team is prepared to work as needed to resolve your issue. Whether it’s to fix ice-damming in the winter or repairing a leak before the next summer storm, Prrotect Roofing is ready for the job.

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DO YOU DO MORE THAN STORM REPAIR?

Yes! Whether your roof needs routine maintenance or you’re wanting to upgrade your siding with a new look, Prrotect Roofing can help! We’ll take on repairs, replacements, upgrades, new builds, and more! Our team is proud to take on the work that keeps your home prrotected.

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Common Misconceptions About Wind Damage on Roofs

December 16, 20222 min read

Despite available knowledge about wind and its effects on roofing systems, myths about it persist to this day. In today’s post, your local St.Louis area roofing company, Prrotect Roofing, discusses common misconceptions surrounding wind damage on roofs.

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Wind-Damaged Shingles Aren’t Always Visible


Heavy and sustained winds can cause shingles to flutter and bend, which leads to the development of creases. Strong winds can break off shingle sections that are then carried downwind. This is common in the areas of the roof that are vulnerable to high winds such as the eaves, hips, and ridges. Shingle failure usually happens at the top of the exposed area below the overlying shingle’s butt end.


Roofs affected by wind will most likely show signs of damage like creases, folds, tears, and missing shingles. A shingle that’s just not adhered to and doesn’t indicate any of the said signs isn’t affected by wind damage.


Shingles With Insufficient Adhesion Is Wind-Damaged


There are different reasons shingle adhesive fails. These include manufacturing deficiencies, improper installation, deterioration and aging, installations in cold weather, adhesive contamination, and thermal cycling. Strong wind forces can lift and remove inadequately adhered shingles, but not all poorly adhered shingles are caused by wind.


Wind Damage Only Happens During Storms

While wind damage can also happen on a clear day. When it does, it is often overlooked because of the misconception that wind damage only happens during storms. Wind-damaged roofs would remain unrepaired until more obvious signs like leaks happen. Make it a point to regularly inspect your roof, especially if your home is located in the paths of high winds. One of the most visible signs of wind damage is horizontal creases that appear about an inch below the edge of the shingle above it — an indicator of wind lift.


You Can Postpone Wind Damage Repairs 

Wind damage is still roofing damage. This means leaving it unrepaired will only make the damage worse due to constant exposure to the elements. The sooner repairs are done, the fewer repairs will be needed, therefore the lower the potential repair costs. If your insurance policy covers damage caused by wind-driven events, there really is no reason to delay repairs.


You Have to Replace Your Wind-Damaged Roof 

As with most types of roofing problems, you should only consider replacing a wind-damaged roof if its condition is beyond repair. Wind-damaged shingles can be replaced without tearing off everything else. If your roof is rated for wind resistance, repairs can be covered by your limited roofing warranty if there’s proof that the damage is caused by wind speeds that are below what the roof is rated for. 


When in doubt, consult your local roofer, like Prrotect Roofing, if you live in the St. Louis area.

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