How to Spot Wind Damage to Your Roof

With Colorado’s infamous storm season fast approaching, we always like to take this opportunity to help property owners prepare for what’s to come. As leading Denver roofers, serving the Mile High City for more than a decade, we have helped thousands of homeowners repair and replace roofs after sustaining storm damage. When we think of roof damage, many of us think of hail. However, wind damage can be just as destructive. Let’s take a closer look at how to spot wind damage and what you should do if you discover some.

How Does Wind Damage a Roof?

When a major wind storm hits, your roof is not hit evenly. Instead different areas of your roof, depending on height and orientation, will be impacted differently. Typically, ridgelines and corners sustain the most damage, though loose shingles can also take a major hit. When strong gusts of wind lift shingles or tear them off completely, your underlayment can be exposed to the elements, making your home susceptible to leaks.

Not only can strong winds cause direct damage to your roof, they can also cause debris to hit and damage your roof. From falling trees to flying debris, wind storms can pose a major threat to your property.

Wind Damage: What to Look For

There are many signs to look for when surveying your property for wind damage including:

  •       Loose or Missing Shingles: the fastest way to spot wind damage is to look for loose or missing shingles. If you have recently been hit with a storm and you notice shingles that are out of place or completely gone, chances are wind is to blame.
  •       Loose Granules: check your gutters and the ground around the exterior or your home for loose granules. This is a sign of erosion and may mean you need to repair or replace it.
  •       Damage to Flashing: strong wind gusts can wreak havoc on your flashing. Take a look at the flashing around your chimney as well as the seams of your roof. If it appears to have lifted or sustained damage from debris, it’s a good idea to call a reputable Denver roofing company.
  •       Curling Shingles: lifted or curled edges of shingles are signs of roof wind damage. Take a look at your roof, if you see curled shingles, it’s time to call your trusted Denver roofers!

Professional Denver Roofers: When to Call

Wind damage can cause more harm than what meets the eye. An experienced Denver roofer will be able to help you assess the health of your roof and determine if you are in fact in need of a roof replacement or repair. We encourage you to keep this in mind as we all prepare for storm season. After all, what starts as a small issue can quickly grow into a major problem if left unaddressed. Plan to be vigilant this storm season. Survey your property after each storm and contact a professional if you see signs of damage.

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Elite Roofing: Your Favorite Denver Roofers

At Elite Roofing, we are proud to offer complimentary, no-obligation roofing inspections. We believe you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your home. We encourage you to contact us at the first sign of roof storm damage. Allow us to put our experience to work for you. Contact us via our site, chat with us now, or give us a call. We also offer trusted financing solutions.

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