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Wind Damage in Tucson and the Surrounding Areas
Severe wind events such as haboobs aren’t uncommon in Pima County. Over the years, windstorms have caused millions in property damage in the area. Although most roofs are engineered to withstand high winds, severe windstorms can indeed inflict roof damage. It’s important to inspect your roof after high winds blow through, and to make any needed repairs before the next rainstorm causes a leak. The team at Blue Mountain Roofing has extensive experience handling post-storm inspections and roof repairs. In the Tucson area, we’re known for providing honest, transparent estimates and professional service.
How Strong Windstorms Damage Roofs
Most roofs are engineered to maintain their integrity in the face of 90-mile per hour winds. Yet, a severe thunderstorm can manufacture wind gusts in excess of this threshold. These wind gusts can lift and displace roofing materials such as shingles, as well as scour the granules away from shingles. The damage is likely to be more severe if you have an older roof. An aging roof typically features worn out sealant and curling shingles, which are more vulnerable to wind gusts.
This isn’t the only way that windstorms can damage roofs, however. At Blue Mountain Roofing, we’re often called out to assess roofs that have been damaged by debris carried in wind gusts, such as tree limbs. A high wind gust is also capable of toppling an entire tree onto a roof.
What to Do After Severe Wind
After a severe windstorm, you can assess severe roof damage from the ground. Walk around the perimeter of the building to see whether debris has fallen onto the roof or whether you notice any missing shingles or other missing roofing materials. You can also check the downspouts for significant volumes of shingle granules. If you notice these issues, you can contact Blue Mountain Roofing to request an estimate for roof repairs at your Tucson-area home or business.
Even if you don’t notice any issues from the ground, however, it’s still possible for your roof to have sustained damage. Rather than risking your health and safety by climbing up on the roof yourself, you can call our experienced pros. Blue Mountain Roofing offers cost-effective roof inspections.