The roof over your home keeps you and your family safe from the elements, especially when there are storms and high winds blowing outside. Although this all-important part of your home is built to withstand sunlight, rain, and snow, it might not fully survive unscathed and without any wind damage during extreme weather.
Those living in Ohio have had a tough timer recently because of frequent strong windstorms, which may have been wreaking havoc on homes, specifically causing wind damage. What’s worse, this part of the house is not easily checked and therefore, damage may already exist without the knowledge of the homeowner.
Living with a damaged roof does not just leave you vulnerable when the next storm hits, it might also be slowly destroying your home. This is why you should always keep your eyes open for signs of wind damage or roof problems, so you may address them quickly, before the next storm season.
You do not have to wait until there is a gaping hole in your roof. Wind damage can exist even in just one or a few shingles. Homeowners need to know these internal and external signs that your roof has a problem.
Types of Wind Damage
The strong wind can cause different kinds of issues on your roof. Shingles can be affected so that they end up torn, folded, or creased. Moreover, the siding can also be bent, ripped, or distorted by the howling gusts of wind. Sometimes, the wind damage might be unnoticeable, but when winter or rainy weather comes, you can expect to have more problems like with mold.
Signs of Damage
Even if you are good at DIY, it is important to realize that repairing a roof isn’t an easy task. Roof specialists are trained and have the experience to diagnose and repair whatever issues you may have. Because most wind damage to the roof is not very visible, most people tend to ignore it or forget about it.
There are external and internal signs that tell you when your roof has suffered damage during the last storm and that you should start calling a trusted roof restoration company.
1. Damaged, missing, or displaced shingles
Extreme wind and even flying objects can destroy your shingles. Check for missing shingles or missing pieces of metal fascia, including any metal pieces displaced from around your chimney. Also, assess the condition of exhaust pipes, valleys, outer edges or angles where the roof meets the walls.
2. Leaks or Water Stains
When there are some parts of your roof missing or broken due to wind damage, it means water can come in and cause you a whole lot of problems with mold, dampness, and staining. A quick look at the attic or any area directly under the roof can show the loss of your roof’s integrity, especially when there is some moisture or mold spores to be found.
Peak Roofing and Siding is a residential roofing company with experience in handling roofing emergencies and is best suited for the job of performing a quick inspection and evaluation of the overall structural integrity of your roof after a storm. Call us today for a FREE inspection and estimate!