How To Spot Wind Damage

  • Roof Leaks: These are perhaps the easiest to find, simply because there is water coming into your
    house where it shouldn’t. Look in your attic or on your top floor for wet spots or water
    dripping from the ceiling. Be sure to call an expert roofer immediately!

  • Missing Shingles: Strong winds, heavy rain, or falling tree branches can pull off your roof’s shingles

  • Curling Shingles: Curling shingles are most often found at stress points on the roof, i.e. the edges, the corners, near the chimney, at the ridge, etc. When shingles are curled, they can no longer keep water from leaking through the roof, although these are harder to find than a shingle which is simply missing.

  • “Lifting” Shingles: Difficult to see unless you’re actually looking for them, the shingles look intact from the ground. However, the nails have loosened, “lifting” the shingle up, and potentially breaking the sealant between each shingle layer, leading to an increase in the likelihood of a leak

  • The Gutter: High winds and heavy rains can wash away the granules from the shingle, and load them into the gutter. Look for excessive shingle granules in the gutter, and if you find them, call a reputable roofer to come out and check your roof for repair.

  • Chimney Flashing: Look to see if the chimney flashing is missing or split. This is a stress point for high winds, which can easily be lifted by a strong wind hitting at just the right angle

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