Bad weather, such as hailstorms, snowstorms, and thunderstorms, can occur at any time and anywhere — some even happening without any rain or hail whatsoever. All a good storm really needs is some high winds which can prove to be a formidable force against your home’s roof. High winds can damage your shingles and degrade your roof — shortening its lifespan.
If you recently went through a heavy windstorm, then it is crucial that you quickly inspect your roof for any damage and, should you find some, contact your local roofing contractor right away so they can make the necessary repairs to get your roof operational again. At Jackson Contracting Inc., we know what heavy winds can do to roofs and have a lot of experience in wind damage roof repair.
How Can Wind Damage My Roof?
There are many ways in which wind can damage your roof and some might even surprise you. For one, heavy winds can pick up debris or cause tree limbs to fall off –– damaging your shingles or causing holes in your roof. Second, heavy winds can get underneath a corner or small section of a shingle which can cause it to become ripped off or curled –– leading to roof leaks.
Lastly, wind damage can create what is called lifting. This is when heavy winds can “lift” up the shingles from the roof, not only loosening the nails holding them there but also breaking the sealant under the roof shingle layers.
What To Look For After Wind Damage
After a storm with high winds, it is wise to go outside (and even check inside) for any sort of damage. Practice safety precautions and inspect your roof for any of the following problems:
- Missing shingles
- Roof leaks
- Curled shingles
- Shingle granules in the gutter
- Lifted shingles
- Missing or split chimney flashing
What Do I Do If My Roof Is Damaged?
If you discover any wind damage, you shouldn’t wait to get repairs done. If you wait too long, any problems like roof leaks can grow worse and get to the point where you will need a roof replacement. Take pictures of any visible damage including roof leaks should they be visible. This will be especially helpful when you contact your insurance agent when filing a claim. Most insurance companies will cover weather-related damages such as these.
Finally, you should avoid trying to make any repairs on your own (no matter how tempting that might be). You may not be sure of the extent of the damage and it might be a safety hazard depending on how severe the damage is. Therefore, you will be better off hiring a professional roofing company to come out and perform wind damage roof repairs for you.
Finding A Roofing Contractor in Indianapolis
Mother Nature can be a strong, unpredictable force which can wreak havoc on any homeowner’s life. It can cause damage to any part of your home whether directly or indirectly, via debris hitting your home. Either way, you should be prepared to assess the damage afterward and handle any repairs as quickly as possible to prevent any minor issues becoming major problems.
With Jackson Contracting Inc., we are well equipped to handle any type of roofing problem including damage sustained from heavy winds. We know what to look for and are diligent in handling any issues as quickly as possible. We value our client’s time just as much as we do our own. We are reliable, on-time, and have exceptional customer service.