Strong winds during a severe storm do the most damage to a roofing system. As such, it is important that you perform a visual inspection of the roof as soon as the storm has passed. In doing so, you will be able to know the full extent of the damage prior to calling a roofer to have the issues fixed.
Here are signs of wind damage you should watch out for on your roof.
Checking the Damage Depending on the Roof Type
The type of damage to a roofing system as a result of a windstorm varies depending on the type of roofing material you have. For asphalt shingle roofs, watch out for any missing, cracked or curling shingle pieces. Take note of some granule buildup on gutters and on the ground as well if your roof is made of composition shingles.
Wood shake roofs must be examined for any signs of mold or rot while flat membrane roofs must be inspected for cracks, tears or bubbles or wrinkles on the surface. These kinds of damage leave your home vulnerable to water damage, which is why you need to get in touch with the local roofing company who installed your roof as soon as possible for recommendations.
Checking the Other Roofing System Components
Inspect the other important roof components as well as soon as the windstorm has passed. See if the flashings have tears or are buckling, or if the roofing cement has come loose or has crumbled. Find out if the gutters and downspouts are misaligned or have some sections that have pulled away from the fascia. Go up the attic, and feel whether the insulation is wet. Water might have penetrated into the roof’s inner layers, compromising your home’s energy efficiency.
Don’t delay the opportunity to restore your roof and your home after a storm. 1-800-RITE-ROOF is the leading provider of roof replacement and repair services in the local area. Call (262) 288-1522, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. Our Wisconsin service areas include Brookfield and surrounding areas.