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Spotting Wind damage on your Roof

How Wind Damages Your Roof

Corners and perimeter areas of the roof can be susceptible to higher wind pressures, while the center of the roof might have lower stresses. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), most wind damage to a roof starts on the edge. Anywhere the roofing material is  loose, the wind can get below it and push it up giving the wind more to grab onto next time and creating a chain peeling effect. This type of wind damage can start very small, but continue to grow over time through repeated exposure to wind. Once a whole corner of insulation is exposed, rain can get in and start to cause leaks and water damage. Homeowners can avoid this type of wind damage by making sure materials on the edge and corners of their roof are good enough condition to withstand high winds.

Perform and inspection on your roof

Looking for shingles that are missing or damaged like curled, cracked or torn shingles.  Repairs can be done if the damage is small.  A roof replacement may be needed if more extensive damage can be seen, like if more then 30-40 percent of the roofing shingles show damage.

Indoor signs to look for can be brown or yellow stains on the walls or ceiling that could indicate a leaking roof.

If you notice roof damage it is important to get it fixes as quickly as possible.  Water damage can really increase the cost to repair the roof and additional damage to the shingles can happen if the shingles below them have not been replaced.  Wind can cause a domino effect.

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J. Gilbertson Exteriors

11441 Arrowhead Trl

Hales Corners, WI 53130


J Gilbertson Exteriors is expert in repairing and installing all types of roofs, from wood, tile, sheet metal and Asphalt shingles.  We use only quality materials from manufacturers who have proven to be dependable and carry manufacturer warranties.

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