Many home owners believe that the only wind damage their properties experience is damage they can see. However, wind can cause many problems with a roof that aren't immediately visible.
The most obvious sign of the need for wind damage repair is shingles blown off due to the sheer force of the wind. However, damage can occur under shingles. Structural damage can decrease the life of a roof and make it prone to leaking and further damage.
The most serious wind damage might not be from pressure on the shingles. A storm creates a type of vacuum under a shingle that breaks its adhesive. Once shingle seals are broken, the shingles can completely tear off the roof.
During the next storm, the shingles flap, allowing water to get under them. The potential result is leaks, damage to a home’s interior and a lot of wind damage clean up. If it’s not possible to hand-seal these shingles, they must be replaced.
When shingles undergo de-lamination – a process in which the layers of material separate – it’s not possible to reseal. The entire roof might need replacement. A related problem is creasing, which occurs when a seal breaks and the flapping shingle folds back to form a crease.
Other problems requiring roof wind damage repair include actual holes in the roof, split seams and granules collecting in downspouts or cutters. Broken or cracked tile, slate or concrete shingles are common reasons to do a wind damage clean up. Repairs might also include fixing dents on flashing, vents or gutters.
A wise owner doesn’t wait for a roof to spring a leak. It’s important to schedule a roof inspection at least once year, as well as after any major storm. Most types of wind damage repair are best left to roofing professionals. Be sure to call All American Roofing and Restoration LLC today for a free estimate on the condition of your roof.