Any kind of damage to your roof, whether it is caused by storms, hail, or wind, is oftentimes difficult to spot unless you thoroughly inspect your roof. Wind can especially cause severe damage to your roof which is difficult to spot from the outset.
The very nature of the way roofs are constructed and placed on top of a home makes them extremely vulnerable to damage caused by heavy winds. A big reason why this is the case is because strong winds don’t hit your roof uniformly.
Instead, winds tend to damage the edges of roofs, and can get under the edges to rip up shingles and other attachments, especially if they are already loose or compromised from previous storm or wind damage.
Strong winds can lift tabs and shingles, exposing the underlying layers of your roofing system, and potentially allowing water and debris into the supporting layers of your roof, causing further damage.
The main problem that comes up together with wind damage is water damage, which tends to seep in through gaps and breaks that wind damage causes in the first place.
Underlying water damage causes disastrous complications with your underlying roof systems, and can lead to leaks, damp, and rot in not only your roof, but your home’s walls too.
Wind damage is not limited to just your roof. High winds can cause damage to other parts of your home and can compound already existing problems. High winds can cause branches to fall on your property, can tear down power lines, and can uproot trees. Fallen branches can land on other parts of your home and cause damage which can be costly to repair.
Wind damage can structurally damage your home and can cause objects to fall onto your home and property which can cause further damage.