High winds can cause a great deal of damage to your home’s roof. It is impossible to predict when high winds may occur, so it is important to ensure that your roof is properly maintained to avoid the need for roof repairs in the future. These tips will help you protect your home’s roof from high wind damage:
How to Reduce the Risk of Wind Damage and Avoid Roof Repairs
How High Winds Can Damage Your Roof
Shingles are typically attached to a roof with fasteners, adhesive and sealant. If there is a weak point at the edge of the tile, wind can catch it as it blows across, causing it to lift up. This can happen gradually over time, or overnight due to a harsh wind storm. Generally, the damage will start at the edge of the roof and work further inward as it progresses.
Risk Factors for Wind Damage
While high winds can cause damage to any roof, there are a few factors that may increase your risks of roof damage. One of the most common risk factors is an aging roof. After years of being exposed to the elements, roofing materials will start to deteriorate, weakening them and making them more susceptible wind damage.
Improper installation is another risk factor for wind damage. If the adhesive and sealant are not applied properly, this can cause weak areas that can be lifted when the wind blows. This can also occur with tiles that are broken or missing due to improper installation or long-term wear and tear.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
The best way to check your roof for signs of damage is by scheduling an inspection with a reputable roofing company. These inspections can help prolong the life of your roof by detecting and correcting minor issues before they cause further problems. Some roofing companies will apply the cost of the roof inspection towards any repairs you choose to have done. These inspections usually include services such as cleaning debris off the roof and cleaning out the drains and gutters. While they are up on your roof, they will look for signs of problems like holes in the roof membrane, cracked tiles, missing tiles, missing fasteners, cracked seals, and more.
If your roof is due for an inspection, contact us today. Our team of qualified experts will thoroughly examine your roof for signs of damage and will inform you of any necessary roof repairs. Call 702-262-7847 to schedule your inspection.