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How Wind Can Cause Damage to Your Roof

Strong winds can cause significant damage to shingle roofing systems, particularly if the shingles are old or in poor condition. The high winds can lift and tear shingles from the roof, exposing the underlying surface to rain, snow, and other environmental factors.

This can lead to leaks, water damage, and even structural damage to the home. Wind can also cause the edges of shingles to curl, which can make them more susceptible to being lifted and torn off by subsequent winds. Additionally, wind-driven debris such as tree branches, rocks, or even trash cans can impact shingles and cause further damage. To prevent wind damage to shingles, it's important to ensure that the roofing system is in good condition and that shingles are securely fastened to the roof deck.

Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems. In areas prone to high winds, it may also be necessary to install additional measures, such as metal roofing or shingle adhesive, to help secure the shingles in place and protect the home from wind damage.

There are several different ways to tell if your roof has damage caused by wind.

  1. Loose or missing shingle

  2. Chimney issues

  3. Curling or peeling of shingles

  4. Granule loss

  5. Damaged soffit or fascia

  6. Indoor leaks

High winds can also cause tree branches to fall and damage your roof and wind cause granule loss on the shingle.

Lets look at what kind of damage different wind speeds can cause.

45 - 57 MPH

These wind speeds can cause tree limbs and branches to fall which would cause obvious damage to your roof and structure. These wind speeds can also remove any loose shingle.

58 - 74 MPH

At these wind speeds forget about tree limbs and branches, these speeds can tear down whole trees and uproot trees which again pose a threat not only to your roof but to the structure of your home. These speeds can also rip off your roof's shingles.

75 - 89 MPH

These speeds can cause widespread tree damage, flip mobile homes, and cause severe damage to your roof and commercial roofs.

90+ MPH

These wind speeds would classify starting at an F1 tornado and hurricane winds. These wind speeds cause significant damage to not only the roof but structural damage and a path of downed trees.

What To Do After Your Home Has Been Hit With High Winds?

  1. Check outside for any visual damage to your roof, also check your surroundings, are there trees down or tree branches?

  2. Check inside for any leaks

  3. Clean up any debris that may be left after a storm

  4. Call a Local Licensed Roofing Professional to inspect your roof

  5. Call your insurance company

Accurate Roofing Pros has trained technicians that are capable of inspecting your roofing system and evaluating the condition of the roof components to identify areas where leaks may develop.

Accurate Roofing Pros focuses on residential roofing including roof installation, roof replacement, roof repair, new roofs for homes and commercial buildings as well as leak repairs. Accurate Roofing Pro's goal is to provide customers with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices while delivering outstanding customer service.



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