Wind Damage to Roofs: Poses A Serious Threat to Homeowners

Apr 12, 2023Blog

Wind Damage to Roofs: A Serious Threat to Homeowners

  • Introduction
    • Wind is a powerful force that can cause significant damage to homes and buildings, particularly to roofs.
    • According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), wind is the leading cause of roof damage in the United States.
  • Signs of Wind Damage
    • Missing or damaged shingles
    • Loose or curled shingles
    • Lifted or torn tiles
    • Creaks or groans when the wind blows
    • Water leaking into the home
    • Mold or mildew growth
  • Consequences of Wind Damage
    • Water damage
    • Mold growth
    • Structural damage
    • Electrical hazards
  • How to Protect Your Home from Wind Damage
    • Regularly inspect the roof for signs of damage.
    • Have the roof repaired or replaced as needed.
    • Install wind-resistant roofing materials.
    • Secure loose objects on the roof, such as vents and chimneys.
    • Trim trees and shrubs that could fall on the roof during a storm.
  • What to Do If Your Roof is Damaged by Wind
    • Assess the damage.
    • Contact a professional roofer to inspect the damage and recommend repairs.
    • Do not enter the attic or crawl space if there is water damage.
    • Disconnect the power to the attic if there is any risk of electrical shock.
    • Document the damage with photos or videos.
    • File a claim with your insurance company.
  • Conclusion
    • By following these tips, homeowners can help to protect their homes from the serious consequences of wind damage to roofs.

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