Wind, Tornado, Storm Damage

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Wind Damage Considerations

Hail damage to roofs is perhaps the most well-known culprit in significant weather-related roof damage, but other inclement weather-related conditions can diminish the integrity and longevity of a roofing system. In addition to the more dramatic weather conditions such as tornadoes, hurricanes and gale force winds, even strong momentary gusts can do significant damage to roofs. Typical symptoms include loosened, torn, bent (and therefore weakened) shingles, loosened nails, vents, flashings, or other protection components, shingle sealing defects, and of course, missing shingles and/or underlayment. Improper or inadequate nailing or other installation problems increase the likelihood of roof wind damage, even in lower wind conditions where one would typically suspect roof damage. Many, if not most, wind-related roof insurance claims are due to inadequate or improper nailing, such as nailing above the sealing strips. d-7 Roofing employs only seasoned, skilled professionals who understand and use roofing industry best practices (including proper adhesive use) as well as the best materials available, tailored to the specific needs of each homeowner or business.

Wind Damage Inspection

Often a quick visual inspection from the ground can detect some or most of the more egregious problems, but some times this method overlooks important problems. After a significant wind storm or an extended period of gusty wind conditions, or if you’re just unsure about your roof’s integrity, call us for a free roof inspection. A professional roofing inspection is usually the only way to completely make sure your roof is secure and fully functioning. d-7 Roofing is fully qualified to inspect your roof, whether you are a home-owner or a commercial professional responsible for extensive roofing acreage, such as large HOA roofing projects. d-7 Roofing can also repair wind damage, and will explain the various trade-offs involved, including varying wind-rating of different roofing components. Here is an Inspectapedia.com article about Asphalt Roof Shingle Wind Damage Causes & Evaluation that provides more insights into roof damage from wind-related factors, as well as pictorial examples of common wind-related roof damage problems.

Here’s a map of current wind conditions in the 48 contiguous states of the USA.

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