Strong winds often cause roofing shingles to detach and blow off the roof deck. When this happens, your roof is at risk as missing shingles can introduce leaks into your attic and cause other damage to your home’s interior. Some wind damage is not easy to spot; this is true if the adhesive and waterproofing seal is damaged. Your roof may look undamaged from the outside, but eventually, could lead to interior damage.
When selecting new shingles, be sure to consider the manufacturer’s wind warranty associated with their brand of shingles. If shingle damage exceeds what the manufacturer will cover, you may want to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance.
Here are some important wind damage signs to look for:
- Damaged or missing shingles.
- Narrow lines are running horizontally approximately 1-2 inches below the shingle above.
- Flapping or moving shingles when the wind blows.
- New gaps or spacing between shingles that were not there before.