Everything you need to know to spot wind damage before calling in the experts.
When you think of the causes of roof damage, you might think of hail, storms, and debris. But your roof is also susceptible to wind damage, and it can happen with gusts starting at just 45 mph.
We get a lot of wind here in Colorado, and it usually comes in big gusts. Shingles are the first victim of wind damage, creating a particular risk for residential roofing. As with any kind of roof damage, we understand it can be overwhelming. If you think your roof may have been affected by strong winds, start with these steps.
If you suspect any roof damage, start by recording all the details. Time of day, weather conditions, and forecasts from the day the damage occurred will help you file an insurance claim. Roof repairs can be costly, and the more thorough your claim, the more likely it is that your homeowner’s insurance will cover the damages. Filing claims quickly also helps prove the damage was caused by the wind and not general wear and tear.
Walk around your property and look for loose shingles, damaged gutters, or scattered debris that could indicate wind damage. Take lots of pictures, then call the experts for a roofing consultation and diagnosis.
Our roofing experts clarify how long you can expect your roof to last and how far its service life can be stretched with repairs, so you can decide if it’s the right time for a replacement.
Wind damage comes in many forms, but understanding the level of damage can help you determine what comes next in the repair process. Wind speed is the best indicator for the amount of damage to expect. To break it down, there are four main levels of roofing damage:
- This is the lowest speed you can expect to see any wind damage to your roof. At this tier, wind will typically knock down tree limbs that can damage parts of the roof. Additionally, loose shingles can blow off.
- This level of wind can knock down or even uproot trees. Expect damage from trees along with damage to shingles and the removal of loose ones.
- More catastrophic damage can occur at this level. Widespread tree damage, flipped mobile homes, and damage to commercial roofs are all possible at this tier.
- This wind level typically indicates a natural disaster, and it will lead to significant wind damage. At this stage, the roof usually requires total replacement.
After you’ve diagnosed the level of damage, it’s time to get to work. Hire a roofing team that understands your needs and invest in materials that will prevent wind damage for the future. Heavier, metal-based materials can help prevent wind damage, but it ultimately comes down to the quality of the workmanship during installation.
At Stone Creek Roofing, we know wind damage can be a surprise. That’s why we offer free consultations and insurance expertise, so you understand what’s going on at every step of the process. Every family has the right to a roof over their heads. Don’t let the wind blow you away—book an appointment with us to see what our roofing repair services can do for you.
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