Florida roofs must withstand foul weather to keep your home safe. From blistering heat, heavy rain, and high winds, Florida roofing must be impeccable to withstand harsh elements. When it comes to wind, the sunshine state can see its share of blustery storms, especially during hurricane season. Wind creates all sorts of problems for roofs, especially if the roofing is aging.
If you have experienced a few storms with high winds, you may wonder how to tell if any damage has occurred to your home’s roof. There are many ways to that wind damage can be noticed when inspected. Here’s what to look for when inspecting your roof and how to fix any wind-related problems.
Loose Or Missing Shingles On Your Roof
Wind can blow the shingles off your roof, especially if they are old and deteriorated. If wind can get under your roof shingles, it can pull them off or loosen them, which means your home is at risk for further storm damage. You can easily spot this type of wind damage, and if you do, call Mitchell Roofing Company to make necessary repairs before further damage is done to your home.
Clogged And Broken Gutters
High winds typically scatter debris from trees and shrubs across your property. If any of the debris hits your roof or lands on your roof, it can cause damage. Not only will debris left to pile on your roof be a haven for water and pests, but it can also clog and break your gutter system. A clogged and broken gutter leads to water piling up where it should not, and rot and water damage is inevitable. Always check your gutters and clean them after high winds and storms.
Flat Roof Blisters, Cracks, And Tears
If your home or commercial property has a flat roof, it may be susceptible to damage due to its design. Flat roofs don’t allow debris and water to roll down them; instead, it collects on the roof. Check your flat roof for any blisters, cracks, or tears on the surface. If you notice any signs of damage, call Mitchell Roofing Company to have your roof repaired.
Tree branches can break in high winds, sending them crashing onto your roof. If you see limbs on your roof after a storm, remove them and check them for signs of damage. Suppose a tree limb has broken shingles, and the surface of your roof allows water to come in. In that case, you will need to cover the area with a tarp and call Mitchell Roofing Company immediately to ensure the water damage doesn’t threaten your home’s structure.
Damaged Roof Flashing
Flashing is the material that is used to seal and weatherproof your roofing joints and around chimneys. If your roof’s flashing has buckled or torn away from the roof in high winds, your home may suffer water damage if not repaired. Ensure you carefully inspect all flashing after any storm or high wind gusts.
High winds can arrive any time of the year, potentially causing damage to your home’s roof. If you are concerned that your roof may be compromised after a storm, call Mitchell Roofing Company to have it professionally inspected and repaired if needed.