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Sugar Land Wind Roof Damage And How To Spot It
Spring has sprung and that means we may anticipate more rain showers and the occasional heavy wind gusts. Storms may grow more aggressive as hurricane season approaches us on June 1st. Because of this, now is a great time to learn about Sugar Land roof wind damage and how to spot it so that you can take care of it in a timely manner.
What Makes Sugar Land Roof Damage Caused By Wind So Serious?
Wind may toss around debris, such as garbage, branches, and even lawn decor. Though these items seem small and harmless, they can easily puncture your rooftop shingles, which can then leave room for water leaks and cause damage to your roofing insulation. Further, the wind blows very unevenly depending on what is in its path, which means there is plenty of potential for various types of damage to take place.
How To Spot Sugar Land 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 beware of:
Curling Roof Shingles
One of the most obvious signs that wind damage has taken place is if your roof shingles have started to curl up. Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell from a window if your roof shingles have curled, but you may have some luck by looking up at your roof from the ground. However, the best way to be certain that your roof shingles have curled is by getting a professional roof inspection as soon as possible, as curling shingles may rip off completely and leave bald spots.
Damaged Chimney Flashing
You may be able to tell if your roof has sustained wind damage by checking the chimney flashing. Chimney flashing is commonly made up of aluminum, vinyl, steel, or copper and encloses the space between the roof and the chimney to help prevent water from entering your home. Sometimes, especially if your roof hasn’t been repaired in a while, wind can break the seal between the flashing and the chimney, so if it looks out of place, it’s likely because of the wind.
Address Sugar Land Roof Wind Damage ASAP With A Free Roof Inspection By Amstill Roofing
As with any type of roof damage, it snowballs and worsens the longer it’s left unaddressed. For example, curling shingles may create a breeding ground for mold, moss roof damage, and even algae roof damage, while damaged flashing may create space for roof leaks to form. If you think your roof may have suffered some wind damage, or if you have yet to get it checked on after previous wind/rain storms, then please contact us so we can schedule a free roof inspection and assess the level of damage your roof has sustained. Following our inspection, we may recommend Sugar Land roof repairs or Sugar Land roof replacement.