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How to Spot Wind Damage on Your Florida Rooftop

How to Spot Wind Damage on Your Florida Rooftop

How to Spot Wind Damage on Your Florida Rooftop

Are you concerned with the state of your roof after the area experienced heavy winds during hurricane season this year?   Do you notice missing shingles and other eyesores on your rooftop?  Roof damage can be some of the most severe damage to your home, as your roof is the first line of defense against the elements.  Because of this, you will want to check out the extent of the damage and potentially file property claims in Polk County to receive insurance compensation to make repairs.   There are a few indications that your roof may have suffered from wind damage.

You Suspect Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are potentially the easiest to spot but can also be the most severe of the issues.  When you notice water leaking through the ceiling, you will want to immediately contact roofing professionals to come out and check it out.  If you suspect roof leaks but can't see anything, take a look in the attic to ensure that the leaks haven't started yet.

You Notice Missing Shingles

When heavy winds come through the area, they may blow the shingles right off your roof.  These can also be pulled off by branches that are blown across your roof during storms too.  If you have the chance to collect any shingles that have fallen off, you may be able to reattach them.  However, if you have many missing shingles, you will want to have the professionals take a look.

You See Lifting Shingles

These may be difficult to spot, but when you notice that your shingles look as though they are being lifted up, exposing the nail underneath, you will want to inspect the damage.  Lifting shingles can actually have damaged the sealant under the shingle, which leaves your roof susceptible to leaks.

You See Curling Shingles

Similar to lifting shingles, curling shingles may also compromise the sealant that secures the shingles and protects the roof.  When you notice that your shingles appear to be curling up on their edges, you will want to smooth these over or replace them with brand new shingles in order to prevent extensive water damage.  When these are located at the stress points on your roof, the leaks can be much more destructive.

You Notice Clogged Gutters

When heavy winds blow your shingles around or even lift them off your roof, your gutters will likely become clogged with the granules from those shingles.  These can then make it difficult for water to properly flow through the gutters and away from your property.  When your gutters are clogged, water can pool around your foundation, which can cause many issues in the foundation of your house.

These are some of the signs that show your roof may have suffered from wind damage.  These issues are especially present after Florida goes through hurricane season, as high winds are characteristic of this time of year.  If you notice wind has damaged your roof, you will want to file property claims in Polk County immediately.  Contact us to hear how can help you through the claims process today.