Forecasters always warn of wind, but many homeowners pay these warnings no mind. While severe thunderstorms, precipitation, and tornadoes pose a risk to your home, wind damage can be just as destructive. When it comes to your roof, the risk should be of the utmost concern to you.
What is Wind Damage?
Whenever a storm comes to town, wind poses a risk to the integrity of your roof. Rather than worry about the whole area, the concern is certain spots that might take the brunt of the storm. Depending on wind strength and direction, different sides might take more damage than others. Usually, the ridges and corners of your roof are at a higher risk, as they stand largely exposed. It doesn’t take a tornado to damage these spots. Simply, a strong gust of wind can lift up the shingles of your roof and pull them from the home. Even worse, wind damage can get to the base of your roofing, posing more problems in the future. Wind damage and its impact on your roof can lead to leaks inside the home, broken shingles, and may result in needing an entire roof replacement. Now let’s make sure we review how to spot wind damage on your roof!
How to Spot Wind Damage On Your Shingles
After a storm, do not forget to look for signs of wind damage, especially as it regards to your shingles. Take a look at these common signs that your shingles were damaged by high winds!
Missing & Damaged Shingles
It’s easy to spot this one. After a storm, your first step should be looking for missing or damaged shingles. If you have experienced a storm, some shingles may be bent, damaged, or completely removed from the roof. This is likely an effect of the wind of the storm.
Loose or Removed Granules
Around the gutters, you might find loose granules from the roof. This is a sign that the shingles have eroded, and it might be time to replace them. It’s sometimes related to the strength of the storm, but more often than not, it’s a sign that the shingles are old.
Damage to Flashing
Wind can be destructive when it comes to the health of your flashing. Take a look near the chimney and seaming on every side of the roof. Look very carefully at the area you suspect was hit hardest. If it looks like anything has lifted or come loose, this is a sign of wind damage.
Contact Us Today
In need of a roof replacement after a major storm? Our team at O’LYN Roofing is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone at (877) 289-6596 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!