How do you tell if high winds damage your roof
Winds can cause damage to the structure of a house, which most homeowners aren't aware of. The force of the wind can cause hazards like falling branches, trees uprooted and downed power lines on your property and in the surrounding region. These threats are usually associated with major storms, however, wind can also cause structural damage to your home. Shingles can loosen or fall from roofs when powerful winds are blowing. Strong winds can cause even newly constructed, strong shingles to be blown away. Strong winds can damage roofs due to fallen objects and debris like tree branches, as well as damaged power lines. This kind of wind damage can be reversed with city roofing and exteriors.
What are the wind speeds that should be concerned?
45 mph to 57 mph
Based on the National Weather Service winds of 45 mph aren't likely to cause serious damage. However, this level is classified as "non-severe." Winds that are not severe can cause branches of trees to break and cause damage to shingles that are fragile or loose.
58 mph to
If the winds become extremely powerful, they could cause major damage to landscaping and structures. The range of winds that can cause damage to trees and structures, and can even allow to uproot entire trees or shingles and even cause chimney problems.
75+ miles per hour
This speed will cause trees to be felled and mobile homes to be turned upside down and cause severe damage to commercial and residential roofs.
Roof Damage caused by Wind: How to Recognize it
If you've recently had winds that were 45 mph or more, give us a call and we'll come out and examine your roof for some of the most frequent signs of damage to your roof. Loss or damaged shingles, chimney problems curving or peeling shingles, loss of granules, damaged fascia or soffit and leaks inside are all signs of damage caused by wind on a roof. The force of the wind can cause roof damage by fallen tree branches.
Exemples of Roof Wind Damage
- There aren't enough granules in Spots Shingles
- Like hail, wind can induce granule loss (the sandpaper-like part of the shales). The first place to look to determine if we have missing granules is in the gutters. That's where they can accumulate.
- The roof's edge has curled because of peeling the shingles. Winds are more likely than other pressure points to cause damage to the roof. We'll look for shingles that are curly where the wind has taken hold and begun to peel the shingles during our inspection. Shingles keep water out, so when they fall off, water damage and a rapidly degrading roof will occur.
- Roof Shingles Are Not In Their Completeness: The disappearance of complete shingles is among the most evident signs of a damaged roof by wind. Contact an expert when you notice shingles missing from your property or even on your property. Strong winds can completely remove shingles from your roof and expose it to the elements.
- A Flat Rubber Roof with Cracks or Tears: We'll examine the material for tears or missing pieces in the material if you have flat roofing. Wind could lift the roofing and tear it up or cause bubbles to form. This can affect the strength of the roof.
- Soffit or Fascia Damage : Soffit and fascia, similar to shingles, help keep water away from your roof, lowering the risks of a leak. Soffit and fascia that are damaged could result in the infiltration of water and animals into your home. The wind can create cracks, loose, twisted regions, and even the complete removal of fascia that is loose.
- Chimneys: Is your chimney a little off-kilter? This could indicate that there may be an issue. Sometimes, we notice a defective lashings that weaken the chimney seal and allows water to enter.
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