How the Wind Damages Your Roof

Throughout the year, no matter where you live, a big storm, microburst, a hurricane or even a close by tornado can cause damage to your roof.  The amount of damage your roof will endure depends on other factors such as age of the roof, location, the amount of sun damage and temperature changes experienced.  Many times, high winds can be a culprit for visible structural damage especially as roofs age.  Wind damage is not often talked about by Premiere Roofing crews, as many other factors are often at play.

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Wind alone however, can do a lot of damage on its own.  Wind damage can occur many places, most often from areas that frequently experience medium to high winds, to areas that are susceptible to severe storm such as tornadoes and hurricanes.  The first circumstance can break down Premiere Roofing materials over time, the second is likely to produce visible damage as the storm passes.  The visible damage is of course the easiest to spot with the naked eye, but the other can be much harder to identify.  Often times areas of constant reoccurring high winds are on the water.  In these areas, home owners should be even more diligent about identifying wind damage, because as the roofing degrades the roof deck becomes exposed to moisture.  A few ways to identify this is you start to see a convex bowing of the roof deck, missing shingles here or there or some shingle curling.

Another way your roof can be damaged by high winds is from external flying debris leaving dings in the roof.  The most common debris are old tree limbs that are unable to take the winds and therefore fall.  In the case that you have trees around your house in one of these areas, it is important to check for old limbs that need to come down.  To make sure your roof works like the postman; in the rain, wind or snow, be sure to check on it for wind damage and call a professional should you see any.

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