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3 Steps to Identify Wind Damage to Your Roof

02 July 2019

How Does Wind Damage Your Roof?

When it comes to wind damage, the corners and perimeter of your home are susceptible to the most damage. Wind can cause shingles to become loose and repeated wind exposure can lead to a chain peeling effect that starts at the corners. Flying debris is one of the most common causes of damage to your roof, flying debris can scratch, gouge, and crack your roofing materials. Once any part of the roof is damaged, rainwater can seep into your home and cause costly water damage. Be sure NOT to ignore wind damage to your home.

 

Blown off shingles can expose your home to structural damage, mold, and mildew.
Blown off shingles can expose your home to structural damage, mold, and mildew.

 

3 Steps to Check for Wind Damage

High winds can lead to many damaging effects to your home, with storm season kicking in, here are some tips to determine if your roof has wind damage.

 

This is called a wind zipper caused by high winds during a storm breaking the seal of the shingles.
This is called a wind zipper caused by high winds during a storm breaking the seal of the shingles.

 

1. Perform an Outdoor Inspection

Look for missing or damaged shingles on your home or in the property surrounding the home, damaged shingles can be identified by curled, cracked or torn materials on the roof.

One of our home solution experts will make a special trip to your home and walk you through what we find and talk about the solution that is right for you and your home.
One of our home solution experts will make a special trip to your home and walk you through what we find and talk about the solution that is right for you and your home.

 

2. Perform an Indoor Inspection

Look at the walls or ceilings of your home for moisture marks, stains, or peeling paint, these are all a sign of a leaking roof. Check your energy costs, if you experience a high increase it could mean that your roof ventilation has been compromised.

Bubbling paint on the interior of your home can be a sign of roof leakage.
Bubbling paint on the interior of your home can be a sign of roof leakage.

 

3. Contact a Professional

Inspecting your roof yourself is not advised, it often needs a trained eye to identify damage and it can lead to injury to yourself or your property. Call a trained professional that has the tools and safety techniques to properly inspect your roof. Here at LeafGuard® of Oklahoma, we have a team of highly trained professionals, we are GAF Master Elite® Contractors – your assurance that you’ll be dealing with a quality, reputable, and dependable professional contractor. Don’t trust your biggest asset to just any contractor, factory-certified Master Elite® contractors are your best and safest choice!

 

Our home solution expert Terry is pictured with one of our happy customers in Oklahoma.
Our home solution expert Terry is pictured left with one of our happy customers in Oklahoma.

 

For a free estimate and inspection, contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma at 918-827-7900.