How Wind Can Damage Your Property
You might be surprised just how much damage that wind can do to your roof. Although most roofs will be sturdy enough not to be damaged by slight breezes, a consistent exposure to high winds can do some considerable harm to your roof over time.
The edges and the corner of your roof are likely to be the most susceptible to wind damage, although it’s possible that the center of your roof could show signs of wear and tear as well. Repeated exposure to high winds is key here, so it is worth checking your roof on a semi-regular basis for the early signs of damage from wind, as this is a problem that could get worse over time and eventually require extensive professional roof repairs.
How does wind damage your roof?
The wind can get underneath the edges and corners of roofs. Strong winds can push this part of the roof upwards, especially if they are weak and therefore slightly loose. This gives more roof for the wind to take hold of next time and the damage can slowly become more obvious. The initial damage comes in the form of a chain peeling effect. As the damage builds, the insulation section of the roof can ultimately be exposed and that’s when serious damage can be done by rain.
The debris which is often carried by strong winds can also have an impact here, scratching and chipping away at the roof little by little. Over time, this debris could build up the block any guttering systems you may have. It could even puncture any shingles you have on your roof.
How to prevent wind from doing serious damage to your roof
The key to avoiding serious damage is to fix the problem before your roof gets to the point where the insulation is exposed and the possibility of leaks and water damage could occur.
Inspect your roof regularly for signs of the damage described above. If you spot it, it’s best to get in contact with a top roofing company as soon as possible. The longer you leave it, the worse the damage becomes. Professional roof repair is a lot cheaper when there is leaks or water damage to fix.
Regardless of the roof repair, you need to complete, at Horn Brothers Roofing, we are ready to help you. Contact us today for more information and to receive a free consultation.