Gusts and high-speed winds can cause serious damage to your roof, even if you can’t see it on the surface. There are different types of damage that wind can cause to your roof, including leaks, blown-off shingles, and destroyed gutter systems. Shingle roofs can take a particularly bad beating during high winds, despite most being rated to withstand 90 mph winds. Damage to your roof can occur at just 50 mph or less, so you should know how to check your roof for potential damage.
Gusts of wind can get under a corner or small piece of the shingle and curl it or rip it off completely. This leaves the foundation of your roof exposed which can lead to leaks. Another potential danger of high winds is what is called “lifting.” When shingles lift, the sealant between the overlapping layers can be broken, leading to leaks and increasing the possibility for shingles blowing away. Additionally, high winds can blow debris around causing tree limbs to fall on your roof. Falling limbs can puncture the roof, or destroy your shingles so be sure to cut down any tree limbs that hang over your roof to avoid potentially expensive repairs!
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