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Pearland roof with significant wind damage after a hurricane

Signs Your Pearland Roofing Has Wind Damage

Summer storms have been both frequent and severe this year, and we’re still in the middle of hurricane season. This means you may need to contact our Houston roof experts to assess any storm damage and see if it’s time for a Pearland roof replacement. Your roof is especially susceptible to wind damage thanks to Houston’s severe weather patterns, so don’t wait too long to protect your property and fix any issues that may be uncovered in a timely manner. Failing to do so may result in a premature Pearland roof replacement.

Why Is Wind Damage To Your Pearland Roof So Serious?

Winds can toss around branches, trash, or other loose items on your property, all of which can easily land on your roof and necessitate a Pearland roof replacement. This debris may puncture your rooftop shingles, leading to water leaks that cause damage to your roofing insulation and even your property below. Oftentimes, wind damage can be difficult to assess without the proper training, tools, and vantage point. 

How To Spot Pearland Roof Wind Damage

Even though there are several ways in which wind can damage your roofing, here are some of the most common types of damage to look for:

Curling Roof Shingles

Curling shingles are usually the most obvious sign of wind damage. Unfortunately, it’s also an easy sign to miss because it’s hard to see without a professional roof inspection. That’s why it's important to call our Houston roof experts as soon as possible to determine the extent of storm damage, as curling shingles may rip off completely and leave bald spots, leading to the potential need for a Pearland roof replacement.

Asphalt Granules In Your Gutter

Wind damage can weaken older roof shingles, which can deteriorate over time and leave bald spots of missing shingle granules. When these granules break down, they’ll end up filtering off your roof and into your gutter, signaling storm damage and the need for an inspection from your Houston roof experts. If you catch it early, you may be able to avoid a premature Pearland roof replacement.

Damaged Chimney Flashing 

Chimney flashing prevents water from entering your home by closing the space between the roof and chimney. It is commonly made up of a metal such as steel, aluminum, or even copper, which can bend due to storm damage. You may be able to tell if your roof has sustained wind damage by checking the chimney flashing. Sometimes, especially if your roof hasn’t been repaired in a while, wind can break the seal between the flashing and the chimney, causing it to shift and move out of place. 

Address Pearland Roofing Wind Damage ASAP With A Free Roof Inspection By Amstill Roofing

As with any type of roof damage, the longer it’s left unaddressed, the worse it becomes. For example, curling shingles, missing asphalt granules, and damaged chimney flashing open your roof up to the possibility of moisture damage and leaks. If you think you need a Pearland roof replacement because your home may have suffered storm damage or wind damage, then please contact your Houston roof experts so we can schedule a free roof inspection and assess the level of damage. Following our inspection, we may recommend a Pearland roof replacement.