Many homeowners assume that rain is the primary culprit in roof damage and don’t always check their roofs after a strong wind blows through. But strong winds can certainly wreak havoc on your roof. It’s important to be able to promptly identify roof wind damage and take the steps to repair it before it gets worse. Learn more about wind damage repair, and request a quote from Homewerx in Charleston, SC today.
Identifying Wind Damage To Your Roof
Strong winds, even without rain, can cause spots in the roof to become weak and stressed. The outer edges of the roof usually get the brunt of the wind, so check the outer corners and the perimeter of the home for areas that look damaged.
Once the wind has loosed a small portion of the roof’s perimeter, it can cause a chain reaction during each storm. More wind can get under the roofing materials each time a strong wind blows through, and before you know it, a small portion has now peeled off in a much bigger section. When a large part of the roof is exposed, it leaves the roof vulnerable to rain, which can cause an even bigger problem.
In addition to damage caused directly by the wind, strong winds can displace objects and tree limbs. Be sure to check your roof for branches or other debris that may have been thrown onto your roof. Other signs of roof wind damage include:
- Missing shingles
- Curling shingles
- Crumbling of roofing cement
- Clogged or damaged vents
- Sagging, broken, damaged or bent gutters
- Tears in the flashing
Your inspection should not be limited to the outside of the roof. Check inside for evidence of water damage in the attic such as damp rafters, and check the interior of the home for stains on the ceiling or peeling paint. These are usually signs that wind damage has led to water damage.
Roof Wind Damage Repair
If you’ve done a basic investigation and suspect wind damage, it’s essential to get the roof professionally inspected immediately. If it’s just one or two shingles missing, consider yourself lucky. You can easily repair these yourself at minimal cost. However, if a combination of wind and time have left your roof damaged, it’s important to take immediate action and call the pros.
A professional roofing contractor like Homewerx can perform a detailed inspection of your home and come up with a plan to quickly and effectively repair the damage to your roof. Depending on the damage, this could be something as simple as replacing a section of shingles or it could involve a total roof replacement. The end goal is always to address areas that the wind has left exposed to prevent water damage in the future.
We are bonded, licensed and insured, and we have proudly served the Charleston area for over 15 years. We are also an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors, which means that we must follow the highest standards in our work. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out our raving customer reviews and ratings. Additionally, we are pleased to offer a 50 year warranty on materials, and a lifetime warranty on workmanship. When the next high wind comes along, you can rest assured that your roof will be strong enough to withstand it.
Get A Quote Today
If you suspect roof wind damage, call Homewerx today. We offer free roof inspections with no obligation. We can provide a plan of action and quote for any necessary repairs.