How to Tell if High Winds Damaged Your Roof

While most homeowners know that things like hail and flying debris can cause damage to roofs, they’re surprised to learn that wind itself can cause significant damage as well. According to the National Weather Service, 45 mph winds are considered non-severe, but they can cause branches to break off and damage to loose shingles. Winds that reach 58-74 mph are considered severe and can cause significant damage to your roof and surrounding property, and 75+ mph winds can cause widespread destruction. After any storm passes through and the clouds part, check out your roof for the following signs of wind damage:

How to Tell if High Winds Damaged Your Roof

Spots of Missing Granules

Granules are the sandpaper-like part of the shingle, and they often fly off in the face of high winds. You can also inspect your gutters for granules, as they tend to pile up in there.

Missing Shingles

One of the most obvious signs of wind damage to your roof is the loss of entire shingles. If you find shingles on your lawn or around your house, you’ll definitely want to call a professional and have them assess the roof promptly, as this can lead to water damage and other significant repair issues down the line.

Edge of Roof Curling

High winds do not hit roofs uniformly, so they tend to cause the most damage to the edges, where you should look for curling or peeling shingles.

Damaged Soffit or Fascia

Wind can cause cracking, bending, and even entire blow-off of loose fascia and soffit. Like shingles, these components keep water away from your roof to reduce the risk of leaks, so damaged soffit and fascia can leave your home vulnerable to water damage.

Leaks and Indoor Damage

If you see discoloration, wet spots, or peeling paint on the interior walls of your home, there may be a chance that your roof is leaking.

Turn to Home Solutions of Iowa

If you have noticed any signs of wind damage to your roof, don’t panic; just call the professionals at Home Solutions of Iowa. We are a long-trusted home improvement contractor that has been providing roof repair services to local residents since 2003. We are fully licensed and insured, and can be relied upon to get the job done right.

We will begin by sending a Haag-certified inspector to your home to take photos of your roof, roofing accessories, gutters, and windows and perform an accurate assessment of the wind damage. We’ll then provide you with a comprehensive estimate, along with customer references and examples of our past work. If you choose to move forward with us, you can rest easy, as we will take care of all the necessary documentation, and our professionals will work skillfully to repair the damage and restore your roof to pristine condition.

To learn more about our storm damage repair services, or to schedule an estimate at your home, contact Home Solutions of Iowa today.

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