Storms can do a lot of damage to property, even when you don’t realize that the building is being impacted. Windstorms are particularly hazardous because you might not see the damage that’s being done to the roof.
Roof damage because of any reason, including high winds, can lead to damage to the entire structure. A roof that’s damaged can allow water to seep into the building. This can lead to issues like mold or weakened supports.
Signs of wind damage to a roof
There are many things that you can look for if you’re trying to determine whether a roof was damaged by the wind. You should remember that it’s possible for damage to occur where you can’t see it. If the damage is visible, you may notice these signs:
- Lifted edges or corners on the shingles
- Broken or cracked shingles
- Missing shingles
- Improperly placed shingles
- Shifted shingles
- Cracked flashing or soffit vents
In some cases, the roof damage might be visible from inside the attic. You may notice that you can see daylight through the roof, which indicates that you need repairs done as quickly as possible because the open area can allow water into the structure. You can also check for signs of moisture in the attic.
It’s a good idea to have a roof inspection done if you think that your roof is damaged. Your insurance should cover the costs related to repairing roof damage or replacing the roof. Working with an attorney who’s familiar with insurance claims may help you to receive what you’re due from the insurance company if a claim isn’t going the way that it should.