High winds have become a very big concern for many homeowners across the United States. This is especially so for those people who are living in areas that are prone to severe storms and hurricanes. High winds can end up doing a lot of damage to your roof like tearing up your shingles, damaging your entire structure or even penetrating into the surface of your roof. Also, you need to remember that the falling trees and beating branches may also end up negatively affecting your roofing system.
One of the most common types of roof repairs that many homeowners tend to deal with are the ones that are related to high winds. For you to be able to deal appropriately with this kind of damage, it would be advisable if you would take the time to schedule for a proper roof inspection so that you can also arrange for the right kind of repairs to be done. Doing this immediately especially when you are hit with a huge windstorm is able to ensure that the damage caused is reduced significantly. It is also a way in which you can be able to make sure that no further damage is caused on your roofing system.
A post-storm inspection
This is one of the most important ways in which you can be able to deal with a wind damage. This kind of inspection should be done immediately when the high winds and storm passes. It also needs to be done only when the winds have gone down and also when you are in a position to assess the conditions that your siding, your roofing, and your gutters are in. It is highly recommended that you carry out a thorough inspection or hire a certified roofing expert or contractor to do it for you. Since they are trained in this field, they are going to have an easier time spoting all the hidden signs as well as the ones that may not be that obvious to you.
The checklist of a wind and storm damage inspection
There are a number of things that will need to be looked at when you are dealing with high winds. Below are the things that the roofing expert or contractor will need to look at.
They will carry out an inspection of the chimney bricks, the torn flashings, worn out or cracked taps as well as if the roof joints also have a problem.
Your attic is going to be inspected so as to check if there is any kind of water damage or roof leaks that may be taking place.
Check if there are any loose, bent or missing sections of your gutter
Look if there are any hidden signs of a siding damage
Check to see if your shingles are either curled or split
Carefully assess the condition in which your valleys, exhaust pipes, angles and outer edges are in and also look at the different areas in which your roofing system meets with the wall.