Storms are dangerous to your property for many reasons, some of which are not obvious. A particularly intense storm can cause damage to your roof that you may not notice at first. After a storm, you should always be proactive in looking for these signs to prevent more trouble down the line.
Signs of wind damage include:
- Missing Shingles.If your roof is missing any shingles, this is a tell-tale sign of wind damage. You must contact a professional to take care of any missing shingles as soon as possible. A single missing shingle can lead to leaks and other preventable internal damage to your property. It might not always be obvious when a shingle goes missing, since you may need to climb up to the roof to see it correctly. Always be safe when inspecting your house for wind damage. Call a professional for assistance when necessary.
- Broken Adhesive Seal. If you are not trained in roof construction, you may have trouble seeing that the adhesive seal on your roof is damaged. During heavy winds, the water seal on your shingles may start breaking down. Pay special attention to see if granules beneath the shingle have changed color or worn down.Having a watertight roof is essential to avoid fragile internal parts of your residence being exposed to the elements.
- Creased Shingles. Just because you can’t see any missing shingles doesn’t mean your roof made it through unscathed. A creased shingle results from a shingle that has been blown around and may soon fall off. Look for creased lines and cracks on your shingles. These creases can be hard to spot from far away, so call in an expert to inspect the roof for wind damage so you can remain safe.