What type of roof is more susceptible to damage by high winds?
Your roof is more vulnerable to damage if you live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone area, or where high winds occur frequently. Your roof geometry. High-pitched gable roofs with wide overhangs are more susceptible to wind uplift, whereas aerodynamic, four-sided hip roofs are more resistant to damage.
What is a Class H shingle?
Class H roofing shingles are asphalt shingles that have been test-proven by the American Society for Testing and Materials to be highly resistant to uplift in extreme wind conditions.
How do I keep my roof from blowing off?
Make sure that the edges of your roof are properly sealed with a roofing cement to prevent gale-force winds from penetrating underneath and blowing off your shingles. Seal the decking, as well. Install windproof sheathing. When you have a new roof installed, be sure that the sheathing used is windproof.
What type of shingle is specifically designed to resist strong winds?
Impact resistant shingles are a type of shingle specifically designed to resist the damages of severe weather, especially hail and high winds.
Is a 4/12 pitch roof enough?
As well, a slope of 4:12 is most commonly considered the lowest slope for “standard shingle installations”. Most manufacturer and industry recommendations require, or at the very least recommend, special underlayment or other considerations on roofs between 2:12 and 4:12.