The recent severe thunderstorms and high winds that accompanied them during last week’s storm could have loosened or ripped off shingles from your roof. You may think that wind has not damaged your roof because from the ground there may be no visible damage or missing shingles but the truth is that wind can cause a multitude of damages to your roof that will decrease its life and leave it susceptible to leaks and further damage.
Wind uplift is one of the most common damages from strong winds because it can break the adhesive seal on your shingles making them susceptible to tearing off completely. This means you may not have had a leak with this storm but loosened shingles can flap up and down during the next thunderstorm, heavy rain or wind storm, allowing rainwater to get underneath and potentially result in water damage to the interior of your home.
Another common form of wind damage is called creasing. Creasing occurs when strong winds break the seal and the shingle folds it back far enough to form a crease. Creasing usually occurs before the shingle tears off completely, which makes it very difficult to spot this type of damage from the ground.
Don’t wait until the next wind driven rain storm to come along and cause leaks and damage the interior of your home. Contact Solid Rock Roofing for a free storm estimate or request an estimate for our services.