You need to consider two different types of winds that will affect their roofs during severe weather. Straight line winds and pressurized winds can cause different damage --- from uplifting the shingles off the roof to pushing intense wind-driven rain and flying debris onto the roof.
Once air pressure moves through a hole in a roof and into the home during a hurricane, it can literally blow out the walls and windows of the house. It’s vital for coastal area homeowners --- especially those in potential hurricane areas --- to have well-installed, solid roofs overhead to protect their homes and prized possessions.
Our polymer roofing products have been tested by the most trusted testing standards in the industry for wind and impact resistance. Our shakes and slates can withstand Class 5 Hurricane Zone Force winds and have been awarded the highest grade possible in wind resistance. With a Class 4 impact rating DaVinci Slate and Shake tiles can resist debris and other impacting substances striking your roof standing up to extreme weather.