Hurricane season brings excessive wind, rain, and hail which are the main contributors to roof damage. Knowing what to look for to determine roof damage takes a trained eye. A roof inspection from your local roofer will answer questions you might have about wind damage. Often storms don’t produce rain or hail, but strong winds can create significant roof damage. A local roofer can determine if your roof has sustained wind damage that has weakened your roof making it more susceptible to being compromised in the future. Although your roof is designed to withstand the elements, your roof can be incrementally damaged not only by high winds, but by the flying debris that comes in contact with your roof as a result of the windstorm. Your local roofer can help you determine how much wind damage has occurred and what roof repairs are in order to keep your roof in good condition. Replacing wind damaged shingles and repairing small roofing issues quickly will prevent a leaking roof and the cost that could be incurred as a result of roof damage.
Wind damage occurs when wind passes over the shingles with force. The wind does not pass over the roof uniformly and the corners and the perimeter of your roof will suffer the most damage. When the perimeter of your roof suffers minor damage that is not repaired in a timely manner it is more susceptible when the next storm hits. Your local roofer will want to inspect your roof for flying debris that has been blown across your roof including tree branches, chards of glass, and dirt. Debris contributes to roof damage. Your roofer will pay attention to your gutters and downspouts for debris blockage that could create other problems down the road. Sands Roofing and Construction will perform an outdoor inspection looking for shingle damage, tears and buckling around roof penetrations, decay and stains, clogged or damaged vents and flashing. Sands Roofing and Construction will also inspect your gutters, your exterior chimney and conduct an interior inspection if warranted.