Roof damage is not something that you will think of or see when you arrive at your home. We’re always happy to see the sun after a stormy week. Remember that hail and high winds could have damaged your roof. Roofs may be damaged by loose shingles, cracks, or missing asphalt.
Call KM Roof and Home Repair if you think the roof may be old or if it appears to have some problems. We are the experts and will look for any signs of damage an insurance company might require in order to cover the cost of replacing a roof.
Wind can cause damage to your home
Wind can damage your home. Many homeowners are surprised. High winds can create hazards for your home and the surrounding area. These hazards include fallen branches, uprooted tree trunks, and downed power lines. The wind can cause structural damage to your house. While we think of these hazards after a storm, they are not the only dangers. Roof shingles may be loosened or fall when high winds strike a roof. Even new and secure shingles may be torn off by high wind speeds. Wind damage can also be caused by debris and falling objects, such as trees and powerlines.
Wind Damaged Roof
Roofs are susceptible to wind damage in part because the high winds don’t hit them uniformly. Wind tends to damage the edges or loose areas of the roofing system. Winds can easily tear up loose shingles and cause a chain reaction. Greenville roof can also be damaged by debris and objects that fall. After prolonged wind damage, your roof may leak and rot from water exposure.
What is the best roofing for high wind?
For the best roof in high winds, you need strong decking underneath the shingles, as well as high-quality fasteners. The quality of the craftsmanship is essential. Metal roofing can be resistant to wind speeds exceeding 150 mph.
Wind Speed Damage
What wind speed should you be concerned about?
The National Weather Service states that minor damage can start when winds reach 45 mph. This range is considered to be “non-severe”. The non-severe wind may cause tree branches to break and damage shingles that are already loose or vulnerable.
When winds reach this range, they can cause serious damage to structures and landscaping. This range of wind can cause trees to be uprooted, shingles to fall off, and chimneys to have problems.
This wind speed will cause trees to be blown over, mobile homes to be flipped and roofs to be damaged on commercial buildings and homes.
How to Identify Wind Damage on Your Roof
Call us if you have recently experienced wind speeds of 45 mph and higher. We will come out and inspect your roof to check for signs of damage. Wind damage can be seen in loose or missing shingles or granules, peeling or curling shingles or soffits, and even indoor leaks. Tree branches can fall from high winds and cause roof damage.
Your Shingles are missing some granules
Wind can also cause granules to be lost (the sandpaper-like part of the shingle). We first check your gutters to see if there are any missing granules. This is because this is the place where they tend to accumulate.
Edge of Roof Curling From Peeling Shingles
The wind is most likely to cause damage at the edges and pressure points of your roof. We will look for curling or peeling shingles in the areas where the wind has taken hold. If they are loose, water will leak through the roof and cause damage.
The entire shingles are missing from the roof
The loss of whole shingles is one of the best ways to determine if your roof has been damaged by wind. You should have a professional roofing contractor in Greenville SC inspect your roof if you see shingles on your property. Strong winds can rip off shingles, leaving your roof exposed.
Cracks or tears in a Rubber Roof
We will check for any missing pieces or tears on your flat roof. The wind can lift the material, rip it off or leave bubbles that damage the integrity of the covering.
Damaged Soffit and Fascia
Soffit and fascia, like shingles, keep water off the roof to reduce the chance of a leak. Soffits and fascia that are damaged can allow water to enter your home and attract stray animals. The wind can cause fascia to be blown off, or loosen or bend.
Does your chimney look a bit crooked to you? You should be able to tell if there is a problem. We sometimes find that there are missing lashings, which can cause the seal around the chimney to be broken and let in water.
Roof damage can be detected by signs such as leaks and visible signs indoors.
You might think it’s counterintuitive to check your walls for signs of roof damage. However, the signs could be there. You can tell if your roof has a leak if you notice discoloration, wet patches or peeling paint.
How to repair a wind damaged roof
Roof damage due to wind is repairable. Repairs can range from simple shingle replacement to a complete new roof, depending on the extent of damage. You should schedule an evaluation of your property as soon as you notice any damage to your roof. Damage will only get worse the longer it is exposed.
Call KM Roof and Home Repair now if you need the help of an expert roofer.
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