Roofing Material Options For High Rain And Wind Residential Areas

Posted on: 14 December 2022


There are several weather conditions that can cause havoc with your residential roofing. Of these, two of the most damaging are heavy rains and heavy winds. They can leave your roof with severe damage and repairs. During a roofing repair or replacement from this damage, choosing the right roofing materials is vital. Here are some of the materials that may be ideal for your high rain and windy weather conditions. 

Metal Panels

Metal panels are commonly used to help maintain roofing where heavy winds and rain are an issue. Metal roofing offers several benefits against high winds. The first is being able to withstand high winds. Many areas only see these winds during major storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. However, knowing you have residential roofing that can sustain the winds you will receive on a routine basis can offer peace of mind. Keep in mind, metal roofing panels are also available in many colors. This means you are not limited to the traditional metal base look. Metal panels are an option if you are concerned about heavy snow damage as well and can offer an ideal year-round option for various weather conditions.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are on the list of high-wind and rain roofing materials for several reasons. The first is they are a common shingle type. This makes them easy to replace and repair if they become damaged. They also have a high wind tolerance when they are properly placed and sealed. If you currently have an asphalt shingle roof, you may find using the same type of shingles is cheaper and can bring your roofing replacement to a roofing repair instead.  

Concrete Roofing Tiles

Concrete roofing tiles are similar in appearance and form to clay roofing tiles. They are not as popular, but for someone living in hotter climates, this type of concrete roofing material would work well. Concrete tile does need maintenance that metal and asphalt do not need. The concrete can hold up to severe wind and rain damage, however. This makes it a material to consider for roofing repairs or replacement in high wind and rain areas. 

If you are in the market for a new roof or roofing replacement, contact your area roofing contractor. Your residential contractor can help you determine the ideal roofing materials for your home. They can also make suggestions for upgrades that may help decrease the damage to your roof caused by heavy winds and rains throughout the year. 

For more information, contact a roofing contractor near you.