Signs of Wind Damage on Your Roof

Winds that reach 50 miles per hour are considered damaging. Winds associated with severe thunderstorms or hurricanes are often called "straight-line" winds to differentiate them from tornadoes. Wind damage is associated with more than half of all adverse weather events.

Missing Shingles

Shingles that are already cracked or peeling are at the greatest risk of being lost once wind speeds exceed 60 mph. Although roof manufacturers cover high winds in their warranty

Visible Granule Loss

Some grain loss is common, especially with a new roof. With storm damage, granule loss is found in the characteristic horizontal lines.

Visible Water Infiltration

Most of the visible leaks that penetrate through the roof of the building are the direct result of wind damage. In these case, both the shingles and the attic are compromised

Loose Debris

Any loose debris you see around your home, such as yard debris, outdoor furniture, etc., could indicate that something hit your roof during high winds.