Powerful winds can pack a real punch that lands squarely on the roof of your home or business. Whether the damage is caused by the velocity of the wind itself or from flying debris, the faster you act to mitigate the damages the better. Storm related roof repair often begins with “tarping” the roof to make it watertight. Water damage can result in more extensive damage like mold, damaged insulation, rotted beams or interior water damage.
Strong Wind Effect On Asphalt Shingles
High quality roofs are built to withstand a lot of wind. The effects of wind can most often be seen around the corners or perimeter of the roof. With a strong gust of wind or sustained lower speed winds, the edges of asphalt shingles can begin to roll up creating more resistance with the next gust. Shingles can begin to loosen and peal away with repeated exposure to windy conditions.
Spot Heavy Wind Damage To Roofs
A wind damaged roof may not be easy to spot without taking a closer look. Pay close attention to roofing shingles for signs of heavy wind damage.
• Missing shingles
• Torn, cracked, bent, peeled or curled shingles, particularly around the perimeter of the roof
• Loss of texture or granulation on asphalt shingles
• Bent or buckled flashing
• Crumbled roofing cement
• Water stains inside the home
• Attic insulation blown around
• Debris clogging gutters
Choosing a Reputable Roofing Contractor
The next step is to contact a reputable roofing contractor to get an estimate to repair or replace the damaged roof. After a significant high wind event, there are often roofing companies that have no problem with taking advantage of homeowners. Make sure that you choose a roofing repair business like Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, Inc. that has a license, proof of insurance and a permanent address. We are happy to provide you with an assessment of the damages and an estimate for repairs that can be submitted to your insurance company for you.
Contact Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, Inc. to request a Free No-Obligation Estimate on roof damage at: (952) 881-2218