Strong winds can be highly dangerous for homeowners, especially if roofs are not repaired as soon as possible.
Even when a storm produces no rain or hail, your roof can still sustain damage. Roof damage related to windstorms is one of the most common types of roofing repairs. If your home has suffered wind damage, our expert roofers will evaluate your roof’s damage, provide an accurate repair estimate, and ensure your roof gets the appropriate repairs done correctly and quickly.
The wind does not move over your roof evenly across the surface. Over time, the stress points on your roof can weaken and the entire roof system can become compromised.
Anywhere the roofing material is even a little loose, the wind can get below it and push it up. The roof’s perimeter is the most vulnerable part during a windstorm since high winds will usually start to dislodge shingles and shakes at the corners, edges, and ridge. This type of wind damage can start very small, but with repeated exposure to wind, it can quickly create a chain peeling effect progressing toward the center of the roof.
High winds will get under a corner or small piece of the roof’s shingle and cause it to curl or even completely rip off. When this happens, it leaves your roof exposed and can lead to leaks.
Another danger of high winds is “lifting.” Your shingles may look intact from the ground, but the wind can come up and create a suction effect that lifts the shingles upward and loosens the nails that are holding them down. Lifted shingles can break the sealant between each layer and cause leaks.
While roofs are designed to withstand typical wind, as your roof ages, it can become more susceptible to damage by high winds and debris carried by the wind.
Strong windstorms that impact your roof’s material can lead to a variety of problems in your home, including:
Your home may need roof repairs if you notice any of these wind damage signs:
It may be difficult to know the full extent of roof damage that your home has endured if you aren’t sure what to look for. It is always best to have your roof inspected by a professional to catch any and all roof issues.
South Side Roofing delivers high-quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. Contact our St. Louis roofing experts today for an affordable roofing solution for your wind damage!