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Wind Damage

No matter the root cause, destruction from high winds can leave your roof exposed and your home at risk for further damage and higher repair costs if you don’t act quickly.

Even though your roof is designed to withstand the weather, damage can still happen. Wind gusts of only 75 to 85 miles have been found to damage roofing systems or even lift them from the decking. Lifting exposes your roof to costly water damage if not repaired before the next storm comes along.

AmeriPro Roofing is here to help when your roof shingles need wind damage repair. We can inspect your roof and repair the affected shingles, ensuring your home stays safe and comfortable through stormy conditions.

Roof repair needed for wind damage

How the Wind Can Damage Your Roof

While you might expect damage from rain or hail, wind can take an unexpected toll on your home. Even strong spring and summer thunderstorms and weather bursts can cause significant damage to your roof. The age of your roof and shingles will also determine how much damage your house experiences. General wear will make your roof more susceptible to wind damage.

Wind affects various areas of your roof differently, especially if you have a particular kind of layout. Certain designs can increase damage to your shingles by changing the amount of force the wind applies to your roof. Some areas are more likely to experience damage, such as corners, edges and ridge lines.

Wind can cause damage through:

  • Curling: Wind can blow under the corner of a shingle and curl it. By curling or ripping shingles off, the wind leaves the roof exposed underneath and allows water to leak through.

  • Lifting: High winds coming over a roof can create a suction effect, lifting shingles upwards. Lifting can loosen the nails that hold the shingles down and tear the sealant between layers, leading to leaks.

  • Debris: Perhaps more damaging than the wind itself is the debris it can carry. Tree limbs and other types of debris can impact your roof, puncturing or destroying shingles.

  • Hail: Storms can be particularly damaging when the wind blows hail toward your roof. Hailstones can break shingles, windows, siding and more when the wind increases their force.

While a few broken shingles may seem minor, destruction from high winds can leave your roof exposed and your home at risk of water damage. Any type of crack or opening can let water seep into your house, leading to the potential for stains and mold growth.

How Do I Know If My Roof Has Wind Damage?

It’s a good idea to check your roof after a major weather event, even if you just give it a quick visual inspection. Look for the following signs of damage:

  • Broken or cracked skylights
  • Shingle granules in the gutter
  • Fallen trees or limbs near your roof
  • Missing or split chimney flashing