Protection From Wind Damage: Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles

Homeowners are worried about two things when it comes to their roof: its durability and its visual appeal. And, when it comes to these two aspects, you especially need to keep an eye on the sloped ridges or hips on your roof. Sloped ridges, the section where the roof planes meet, is one of the most vulnerable parts of your roof and tend to be an eyesore that disrupts an otherwise clean and consistent look.

A solution to this problem would be to install hip and ridge cap shingles.

Wind Blow Off and Damage 

Sloped ridges, being an exposed area of your roof, would naturally be vulnerable to moisture damage. But there’s another thing you need to watch out for: wind damage.

Gale-force winds can dislodge some of those shingles, starting a tear-off effect for your roof. By installing hip and ridge cap shingles, you can reduce the risk of moisture damage and shingle blow off.

Since each house has its own unique design style, it would be ideal for you to pick a manufacturer that offers a wide variety of options. Large manufacturers will almost always have a large selection.

We recommend choosing GAF for all your residential and commercial roofing contractors needs. The manufacturer offers shingles available in a wide variety of colors and textures as well as features that give you better value for your money. Listed below are some of their premium shingle lines.

Timbertex® Shingles 

With its Dura Grip™ Self-Seal Adhesive seals, installing this shingle can significantly reduce the risk of wind damage and blown-off shingles. And, with its StainGuard® Protection, you won’t have to worry about unsightly streaks of blue-green algae on your roof.


If, however, you have a roof with a more traditional aesthetic, Ridglass® shingles would be a better choice. With its wood-shake look, it can blend with your wooden roof while providing the same level of protection as other GAF shingles.


If you’re looking for a durable shingle that will integrate with any architectural design, TimberCrest would work.

To make sure you get to enjoy all of the benefits offered by GAF products, including exclusive warranties, only hire a GAF Master Elite® contractor like Elite Roofing Solutions. We offer a wide range of commercial and residential roofing services. To get a free inspection, call us at (877) 354-8313. We serve homeowners in Texas.

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