While a typical roofing system is designed to withstand wind loads, they can become damaged over time by high winds and the debris the wind brings with it. In order to avoid long-term damage, it is often recommended by experts to have missing shingles replaced as soon as possible.
With that said, you need to learn how wind damages your roof.
When strong winds happen, they usually do not move in a uniform method. So the areas on the roof such as the corners and the perimeter of the roof are susceptible to wind pressure with the center of the roof have low stress.
This loosens the roofing system and it eventually means that the shingles will start blowing off when high-winds are coming.
Since wind also brings with it a lot of debris, this can also damage your roof. Winds in Fort Worth, Texas usually accompany shard of glasses, tree branches, small rocks, and other debris that can damage the roof.
In simpler terms, if there was a strong wind in your area, your roof likely suffered some sort of damage and it becomes important for you to inspect for damages immediately.
You’ll need to start with an outdoor roof inspection by looking for damaged or missing shingles. Most shingles that have been damage will show signs of cracks, tears, and curls. If the damage covers at least 30% of the roof, repairs might be necessary to address the bigger problem.
More damage than that means you’ll have to immediately replace the roofing system with new material. Keep in mind that the roof isn’t the only thing that gets damaged, you have to look at ventilation pipes, chimney, gutters, fencing, and roof flashing as well. Be sure to thoroughly check the roof using the following list.
When a roof is damaged, the first signs of wear and tear usually appear from the inside. So grab a ladder and go have a look at your roof from your attic. You will have to look for gray, brown, or yellow moisture stains as well as any peeling paint on the insides of the ceiling.
All of these indicate a damaged or leaking roof. Also, make sure to check the attic for damp rafters or leaks. Another sign that your roof is damaged when you start seeing higher energy bills all of a sudden. This means that the ventilation of the roof has been compromised.
Once you have discovered signs of simple damage, it is a good idea to call a roofing contractor like SR1 Roofing. Getting your roof professionally inspected will reveal damage that is not visible to the naked eye.
Sometimes this damage compromises your roof. If you can get an inspection done in time, you can save your entire roofing system and the costs of replacement.
SR1 Roofing offers residential roofing services in Texas at the best prices. If you’re not sure, just give us a call and get yourself a free inspection and estimate today.
Trevor is an ex-firefighter / paramedic for the city of Keller for eight years and also has a 10- year background in the construction and restoration industry.
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