Wind Damage

Wind damage roof

Shingles that are fully removed from the decking need to be repaired immediately to prevent further damage to your home.

Roof Repairs from Wind Damage

Even without rain or hail, strong storm winds can cause damage to your home’s exterior.

There are numerous types of damage that high winds can cause including leaks, missing shingles, detached fascia,  and more.

Shingled roofs are extremely vulnerable to wind damage. Regardless of most shingles being rated to withstand 90mph, damage to your roof can begin around 50 mph.

What is Wind Damage?

Severe winds do not hit your roof’s surface evenly. Corners, edges of the roof, and the ridge line are at higher risk for damage from high winds.

Wind can easily get under any bit of material that is a little loose, push it up, curl it and sometimes tear it completely from the roof deck.

As the shingles lift, nails can be removed and the adhesive seal that keeps your home protected from the elements can be ruptured. When the sealant between each layer is broken, leaks occur.

In addition, high winds can blow debris around and cause trees and branches to fall on to your roof. It is important to remove any branches or trees that are hanging over your roof, falling limbs can penetrate the roof, or destroy shingles and cause more damage to your roof than the wind itself.

Signs of Wind Damage:

  • Missing Shingles – Missing shingles are pretty easy to spot and can lead to leaks and other interior damage. If you notice missing shingles on your roof, call us to get them replaced today!

  • Curling Shingles – Curling shingles are usually found at the high stress points of the roof (corners, edges, ridges, etc). When shingles are curled, they are no longer protecting your home.

  • Roof Leaks – If you notice ceiling discoloration, wet spots or peeling paint inside your home, there’s a good chance your roof is leaking. If you see any signs of leaks, give us a call.

  • Damaged Soffit or Fascia – Wind can cause cracks, loose or bent areas or even blow off fascia entirely.

  • Chimneys- If the chimney flashing is missing or split, this can be a stress point for severe winds and can be lifted by strong winds hitting at the right angle.

If you spot loose granules, nails, or whole shingles in your lawn, call us. With wind damage, there are many degrees of damage, so we recommend our homeowners call RRSA St. Louis for an on-site assessment before calling the insurance company.