High winds can wreak havoc on your roof even when they don’t hit evenly across the surface. The corners and edges of your roof, as well as the ridge where the two roof slopes meet, are especially vulnerable to damage. Significant damage may also become apparent due to several hazards caused by strong winds such as fallen branches, uprooted trees, torn down power lines and wind-carried debris.
Following a storm, it is always a good idea to get in touch with an experienced roofing contractor. They can identify signs of wind damage by taking a closer look at the following:
Signs of Leaks
They are arguably the easiest to find because there is water present in areas where they shouldn’t be. Roofers can get up your attic and check for signs of moisture infiltration such as dampness on the roof joists and insulation. If they see water stains and some dripping on the interior walls and ceiling, they’ll perform a more thorough inspection to detect the source of the leak.
Another way the pros determine wind damage on your roof is by checking the roof’s surface for any shingle problems. In addition to missing shingles, signs of curling may also be detected following a heavy storm accompanied by strong winds. These are often found on the roof’s stress points like the edges, corners, and near the chimney. Together with shingles that get “lifted” because of loose nails and worn-out sealant, these issues expose the inner roofing layers to moisture damage. In most cases, they necessitate immediate roof repairs.
The roofers also inspect the gutters and downspouts for signs of wind damage. Wind-driven rain can wash away the shingles’ protective granules, some of which collect on your gutters. Another sign of wind damage is on the gutter system itself in the form of misaligned or detached gutter sections.
At Progressive Remodeling & Roofing, your initial storm damage inspection with us is 100% free and without obligation. We utilize a proven process to help you navigate the claims process. We work with insurance companies to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your roof replacement. Call us today at (941) 468-3852 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.