What To Do If Your Roof Has Suffered Wind Damage?

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Your home’s roof is the frontline defense against harsh weather conditions. Roofs are designed to withstand constant exposure to elements. However, wind damage poses a significant risk. Strong winds can cause severe roof damage, leaving homeowners grappling with its aftermath. High winds can knock trees and branches onto the roof, which can cause serious damage to the roof. Sometimes, shingles are blown off by the wind leaving your home exposed to water damage. The higher the wind speed, the more severe the damage it causes.  

Signs of wind damage to your roof 

Curling shingles 

The edges of the shingles are most prone to wind damage. When the corners of the shingles become loose and curl upward, it can expose the whole roof to potential damage. 

Missing shingles 

The most common sign of wind damage is missing shingles. If you see shingles around your yard, it is likely due to wind damage. As we said earlier, missing shingles can leave your roof vulnerable to water intrusion.  

Granule loss 

Wind damage can dislodge granules from shingles. If you find black grit in your gutters or your driveway, it may be granules from the shingles. Granule moss can make your shingles less durable.  

Creased shingles  

Sometimes, wind may not curl or remove the shingles but just cause a crease to form on the shingles. Strong wind pressure can cause the shingles to fold upwards to the extent that a crease may develop.  

Soffit and fascia damage 

Soffit is the exposed siding underneath your roof’s overhang Fascia is the area of siding directly above the soffit. Both the soffit and fascia function to protect the home. Without them, your home could be susceptible to several problems.  

Steps to take after a severe wind storm 

Safety first 

Once the windstorm has passed, you may want to go out and assess the damage. However, remember that the moments following the windstorm may be fraught with dangers. The priority should be to ensure everyone’s safety. Be wary of the loose roofing materials, broken glass, and other debris. If you suspect severe damage and you think structural integrity is compromised, evacuate immediately and call your roofing company immediately.  

Immediate roof inspection 

After you do a preliminary inspection, call your roofing company to conduct a professional inspection. Depending on the extent of the damage, the roofing company will advise you on whether or not you should file a claim based on your policy deductible.  

Call Your Insurance Company 

If you have home insurance that covers wind damage, you can file a roof insurance claim to cover the costs of repairs or replacement. Paperwork will play a crucial role in your insurance claim. So, stay organized and make sure you document the damage meticulously. Take photos of the damage and also file receipts of any emergency repairs carried out before the arrival of insurance representatives.  

Get repairs done as soon as possible 

Get the repairs done quickly to prevent further damage and potential safety risks to your family. If you allow moisture to penetrate in your home, it can cause mold or mildew growth, which can cause further damage and pose health risks.  

If your roof has suffered wind damage, you need the services of an expert roof who can assess the damage, help you navigate the insurance claim process, and carry out the necessary restoration. You need a roofer that can get the job done right the first time.  

Guaranteed Roofing is ready to perform professional inspection anytime you want. We are well-equipped to perform all kinds of roof repairs or replacements based on the condition of the roof.  

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