Are There Signs of Roofing Hail and Wind Damage?
There is an air of mystery surrounding the weather. Like so many other destructive weather phenomena, hailstorms are magnificent to behold. But how can events so amazing to watch cause billions of dollars in damages each year? Between 2000 and 2019, hail-related damages accounted for as much as $14 billion in losses. In 2020 alone, there were 4,611 significant hailstorms, all of which presumedly led to damages. Indeed, we can’t prevent hailstorms. We can do little to protect our homes from damages, but we can do the next best thing – take charge and protect our homes from further damage!
Three Signs of Hail and Wind Roof Damage
Timely repair of hail, wind, and severe storm damage is the best thing you can do to protect your home. Ignoring damages from hail, wind, or other severe weather events can lead to more costly repairs due to structural damage to your roof. If you recently experienced severe weather, you should conduct a visual inspection of your roof from the ground level. If you notice any of the following, you may have roof damage that needs to be inspected further.
- Missing Shingles: Shingles protect your home from leaks and water damage, so when your roof has missing shingles, areas of your roof are exposed to water. Missing shingles are a clear sign of wind damage because persistent high winds can pull or loosen shingles.
- Damaged Flashing: Hail, wind, and severe rainstorms can cause serious damage to your roof, especially in seasonal weather. When there is a series of storms throughout the season, the flashing on your roof can become battered and loose.
- Granule Loss: It can be challenging to detect granule loss from a ground-level visual inspection, but you can inspect your gutters for shingle granules. If your gutters are filled with granules, you likely have wind or hail-damaged shingles on your roof.
If you’ve recently experienced severe weather, these signs of hail and wind damage are good indicators of surface-level roof damage. When these types of damages are allowed to persist, they can lead to severe damage to your roofing structure. Missing and damaged shingles or granule loss can leave your roof vulnerable to water damage. If you’ve noticed any of these signs of wind and hail damage, the Houston roofing service experts at GreenLight Roofing can help! Call us today at (281) 972-7700 to schedule an inspection.