Most people associate wind damaged roofs with tornados, but Eagle Watch Roofing, experienced roofing contractors in Newnan GA know that strong straight line winds can damage your roof just as badly. Straight line winds are most often associated with thunderstorms. They often present as gusts or sustained blowing. Either way, your roof is at risk.
Blown Off Shingles
The integrity of your roof depends on every shingle doing its part in the roofing system. Missing shingles expose your roof to whatever Mother Nature throws at it. Depending on the age of your roof and the number of missing shingles, this could quickly lead to leaks and costly repair bills. Newnan GA roofing contractors can quickly and inexpensively inspect your roof and replace any missing shingles.
Sustained straight line winds can lift the roof off your house. However, your roof can be structurally damaged even if the roof stays put. As strong winds attempt to lift the roof, the trusses may crack and split under the strain of holding your home together. This type of damage must be professionally assessed and immediately repaired before the next wind event because a compromised roof is that much more likely to be lifted from the house with the next gust.
Strong winds can carry objects with them that can damage your roof. The stronger the wind, the larger the objects it can carry. Additionally, strong winds can cause tree branches to fall on your roof. Very similar to hail damage, this damage must be addressed immediately to preserve your roof’s ability to defend your home.
What to Do
After a storm, you can visually inspect your roof from the ground using binoculars to look for missing shingles or thrown objects. If you see or even suspect wind damage, Newnan GA roofing contractors stand ready to help you make repairs and restore your roof’s integrity.