Wind damage is one of the leading causes of roof deterioration. While some forms of damage, such as missing shingles, are easily noticeable, others can be impossible to detect, especially for an average Joe. If you’ve recently experienced high winds in your area and suspect it might have caused structural damage to your roof but aren’t sure, here are some common signs of wind damage on your roof to look out for.
- Excessive granule debris: Exterior asphalt shingles often feature a layer of grit or granules to enhance fire resistance and prevent discoloration by UV rays. While it’s normal for granule erosion to occur, high winds during stormy or bad weather often result in excessive erosion. So, if you notice excessive granular debris on your roof’s gutters and valleys or find that the downspouts are clogged with grit following a storm, call in our storm damage experts from On-Deck Restoration LLC immediately.
- Dents and cracks on roofing parts: Strong winds during stormy weather can fling heavy items and debris against your home, damaging exposed exterior structural parts such as the roof and windows. If you notice unexplained dents, dings and divots on your roof or parts like the siding or gutters, chances are your roof also needs wind damage repair.
- Crooked or leaking chimney: High winds loosen a chimney’s flashing, causing it to appear crooked. If your chimney’s orientation seems off or it leaks after some strong winds or stormy weather, chances are the rest of the roof has been affected as well.
Talk to our wind damage experts to discover additional signs of wind damage and the various storm damage clean-up strategies we use.