Spotting Signs of Wind Damage After a Storm

A severe storm is a frightening event. While we keep ourselves safe inside, the home’s exteriors take the brunt of strong winds, heavy rainfall or hail. Oftentimes, the roofing system suffers the most.


Spotting signs of wind damage.

Therefore, it is important that you perform a visual inspection of the roof as soon as the storm has passed. You can discover the full extent of the damage before you call a roofer. Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors, one of the leading local roof maintenance companies, shares signs of wind damage.

Checking for Damage Based on Roof Type

Homes differ when it comes to roofing systems. Some have metal roofs while others have asphalt shingle roofs. That said, the type of damage resulting from strong winds often varies depending on the type of roofing material.

Cracked, curled and missing shingles are signs to watch out for on asphalt shingle roofs. Granule buildup on the ground and on gutters should also be checked as well, especially if the roof is covered with dimensional shingles. Signs of mold or rot must be observed in wood shake roofs as well as cracks, tears and bubbles on the surface of EPDM or TPO roofs.

There may be less noticeable signs of damage that you may have missed during your inspection. To be sure, turn to us for a thorough storm damage roof inspection. Do so right away so that you don’t expose your home to water damage.

Check These Roof Components as Well

Aside from the roof materials, you can also check the other components to determine the full extent of the wind damage. Flashings might have buckled or torn away. Roofing cement may have crumbled or come loose. Inspect your gutter system as well for misaligned sections or parts that have pulled away from the roofline. Wet attic insulation means moisture has penetrated the roof layers.

For your storm damage roof repair and replacement needs, turn to Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors. We are one of the top metal roof companies that offer help in the insurance process, providing comprehensive inspections to determine if there is enough damage to file claims.

Call us at (256) 801-3037 or (850) 637-8891 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.

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