Damage to your roof caused by wind isn’t something most homeowners really think about. After all, wind is an everyday occurrence that’s mostly harmless – until it’s not. You’d be surprised to learn how many roof repairs we perform each year due to wind damage. In today’s article, the certified roofers at Arrowhead Roofing share three common signs of wind damage to watch out for.
Scattered debris. This may not necessarily involve your roof itself, but if you notice a bunch of leaves, tree branches and other debris scattered around your property, then you’ll know there were some pretty strong winds. Take a pair of binoculars and make a quick visual inspection of your roof. If you notice any loose or missing shingles, then it’s probably a good idea to call in an expert to perform a more thorough inspection.
Missing or loose shingles. Shingle damage is usually clearly visible, even from street level. This is especially true when it comes to shingle damage caused by wind. If you have missing shingles or shingles that are barely holding on and are flapping away in the breeze, this is a sure sign that your roof has been damaged by the wind. To prevent further damage, be sure to call your emergency roof repair company right away.
Damaged flashing. Flashing is a flat, thin material used to prevent water from penetrating your home. It’s usually found near weak spots on your roof, such as around chimneys and skylights. Strong winds can pull up on your flashing, leaving your roof vulnerable to leaks.
From residential roof maintenance services to full-on commercial roof replacements and everything in between, when it comes to residential and commercial roofs, we here at Arrowhead Roofing have what it takes to get the job done right. For all your roof-related needs, be sure to give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment.