Wind damage can be tricky to spot, but there are some telltale signs that your roof has been damaged by strong winds. How can you check for them before calling a roofing contractor to fix it? Local roofing contractor Progressive Remodeling and Roofing discusses more below.
Identifying Wind Damage
Wind damage is not your typical type of roof damage. It is usually less noticeable than damaged shingles caused by hailstones or a fallen tree. Following a severe storm, many homeowners go about their business without checking on their roofs. If not identified and fixed immediately, the damage could get worse over time, necessitating major but costly repairs.
Just because the damage isn’t noticeable doesn’t mean your roof looks fine. As soon as the weather clears, step outside your home safely. Using a pair of binoculars, examine your roof for signs of damage. Start your visual inspection at the roof’s edge and check if the starter strips are still intact. They should remain flat; otherwise, you’re looking at a tear-off situation that needs to be fixed right away.
Next, inspect the shingles and flashings and take note of anything that is missing or damaged in some way. Also, see if there are shingle granules in your yard. These have been dislodged from the roofing material because of strong winds. If you find any of these issues, get in touch with a local roofing company as soon as possible for roof repairs.
Your Next Steps
Before you call the roofing contractor who installed your roof, check the roofing warranty first. If it is a replacement roof, the product used during the installation could have coverage for shingles for certain wind speeds. For example, a GAF roofing system has warranty coverage for wind speeds of up to 130 mph.
Make sure the roofer you work with is certified by the top manufacturers in the country. This will give you peace of mind knowing your new roof can withstand strong winds. At Progressive Remodeling and Roofing, we have certifications to install roofing systems from CertainTeed®, GAF®, and Atlas®.