How Wind Can Damage Your Roof
The weather here in Alaska can be harsh on your home’s roof. Wind can be specifically unpredictable and problematic. It’s important to be aware of ways that wind can affect your roof in order to identify and fix potential problems right away. The faster a problem is resolved, the less likely there will be any further damage.
1. High winds can damage shingles. The sheer force of strong winds can tear off and damage shingles. Areas like your roof’s corners and eaves are most likely to to be damaged. It’s important to keep an eye on these areas and do an inspection following any strong wind storm.
2. Wind can cause trees to fall. Strong winds can be very dangerous if you have trees close to your home. It could potentially cause trees to snap or uproot which can then fall through your roof. Dead trees are a particularly big hazard. If you have trees in your yard that are a cause for concern, it may be smart to make a plan to have them removed.
3. Wind can cause branches to scrape your shingles. If you have trees close to your home, it’s possible the wind could be causing their branches to brush up against your roof, eroding your shingles. This not only removes the texture of the shingles, but can cause shingles to fall off completely. It’s important to keep any branches trimmed to avoid any damage.
After a wind storm, it’s important to check your roof for any resulting damage. Look for missing shingles, warping, or shingles that look out of place. If you’ve noticed damage, it’s important to fix the problem so it doesn’t get worse. Our team is experienced in identifying and fixing roof problems, and we are ready to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call.