While you keep yourself safe inside, the home exteriors take the impact of strong winds, heavy rainfall or hail. Oftentimes, the roofing system suffers the most. Significant wind damage can lead to severe shingle blow-offs that can expose roof decking, causing leaks and other interior damage.
When you suspect wind damage, it is important that you perform a visual inspection of the roof as soon as the storm has passed. You can discover the full extent of the damage with the help of a professional roofer. Here are some signs of wind damage on your roof.
1. Shingle Damage
Shingle damage is often visible. Perhaps, the most obvious sign of wind damage is missing shingles. Strong winds can pull away the shingles from your roof’s structure and may blow them up completely. As soon as you notice missing shingles from your roof, it is best to call a professional roofing contractor specializing in roof repairs. Delaying shingle repairs can lead to leaks and further damage to your home’s interior.
2. Granule Loss
The granules are an integral part of your roof shingles as they help protect the roof from the harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays. Horizontal lines in your roof shingles are a clear indication of wind damage. These lines are showing you that the seal on your shingle broke. They can look like bare spots or cracks. The granules rub off when the shingle flaps in the wind and crashes into other shingles on the roof.
3. Water Leaks
When there is a leakage in your roofing, you may find water inside your home in places where it shouldn’t be. The most common areas of your home affected by a leaking roof include the attic and the ceiling of your top floor. If you notice leaks following a storm, it is a clear indication that your roof experienced wind damage and needs repair as soon as possible.
This sign doesn’t exactly involve the roof itself. If there’s a bunch of tree branches, trash and other stuff in your yard and around your house, you know there was some wild wind. Take a close look at the debris, and see whether anything resembles shingles. Regardless, debris is always a good indicator that you should grab a ladder and take a look at your roof.
5. Curling Shingles
Often due to high wind pressure, the shingles’ edges on your roof or the corners near the chimney may curl. As soon as you notice curling shingles, it is best to call for a professional roofer as curled shingles can make the roof more prone to water leakage and damage to your home’s interior.
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