The roof is your home’s first defense against Mother Nature’s wrath, notably against the wind. When you live in Florida, home to tropical weather conditions and frequent storms, identifying wind damage on your roof becomes crucial. Here are five tips on how to spot roof wind damage.
- Missing or Loose Shingles. One of the most obvious signs of roof wind damage is missing or loose shingles. High winds can lift and tear shingles off your roof, leaving your home susceptible to further rain or sunlight damage. It is important to note that this damage may impact some areas more than others, as winds do not hit all roof areas with equal force.
- Curling or Flapping Shingles. Wind can cause shingles to curl at the edges or flap. This curling or flapping can allow water to seep underneath, leading to leaks or more extensive damage. Regular roof inspections by our roofing experts at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. can help identify these issues early on.
- Granule Loss on Shingles. Asphalt shingles have a layer of granules that protect against the elements. Strong winds can wear away these granules, so if you find granules in your gutters or downspouts, it could be a sign of roof wind damage.
- Damaged or Missing Flashing. Flashing, the metal pieces covering transition areas on the roof, can be damaged or dislodged by high winds. Damaged flashing can lead to water intrusion, causing further damage to your home.
- Leaks in Your Home. Leaks inside your home are often a telltale sign of roof damage. Discovering water stains on your ceilings or walls following a windstorm is a common sign that your roof has suffered wind damage and is allowing water into your home.
Wind can cause significant damage to your roof, particularly in a storm-prone region. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to contact us so that we can promptly assess and address the damage. Early detection and repair are crucial to preventing minor roof damage from escalating into a major issue.