With the recent storms, winds have reached speeds of 75+ mph. For this reasons, property owners need to take extra care to locate wind damage on their building so that they can have this damage repaired before future wind creates even greater damage. Many property owners will look at their building’s exterior after a storm and upon not seeing any noticeable damage, they will assume that their building has been spared. However, the mistake many individuals make is in not inspecting their roof for wind damage. High winds can cause severe damage to your roof that may require immediate attention. Here are some of the signs you can look out for that can be indicative that your roof has sustained wind damage.
Look for Missing Shingles
The easiest way to determine if your roof has sustained wind damage is to go up onto your roof and look for visible damage. This is something you will need to do carefully and that you should only attempt once you are sure the weather will allow you to do so safely. Once you are on your roof, look for missing shingles as this will be the most obvious sign of wind damage. Missing shingles can be disastrous to your roof should another storm hit; thusly, you should have your roof repaired as soon as possible.
Look for Smaller Signs of Damage to Your Roof
Wind damage to your roof may not be as obvious as their being entire shingles missing. Look for smaller signs of damage such as cracks or tears in your shingles as this can be a sign that wind has compromised sections of your roof. Another sign that your roof may have sustained wind damage is if you notice a substantial amount of granules missing from your shingles and/or if you notice granules on the ground around your home. This is a more subtle sign that can indicate that wind has damaged your roofs shingles.
Knowing what to look for can help you to determine if your roof has sustained wind damage. However, if you are unsure whether or not your building has sustained damage from a recent storm, it may be best to have your home inspected by a professional. Contact us to find out more about wind damage and your roof as well as to find out about having your roof repaired.