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10 Things to check after high winds

10 Things to check after high winds

Certain parts of the country face regular high wind events. Ranging from moderate gusts to sustained winds, any high winds can bring havoc to your home’s roof.
Most roof systems, if installed properly, are built to easily withstand common wind events, sustaining little to no damage. However, it’s usually the less obvious cracked, missing or damaged roof tile or shingle that causes homeowners the biggest problems with the next rainstorm. Poor workmanship from a previous roofing contractor and flying debris are the two leading causes of roof, skylight and gutter damage in a high wind event.
Once winds have passed, we encourage every homeowner to safely walk their property front to back and inspect their roof, ensuring that nothing is out of place and there is no visible damage to be seen on the roof or gutter systems.
Pay attention to the details and keep a lookout for anything that seems amiss. In particular, we recommend looking for these 10 things:
1. Missing or loose roofing tiles or roofing shingles
2. Missing or loose ridge caps and vents
3. Dislodged, loose or clogged gutters
4. Debris that has been blown onto the roof or damaged tree limbs that could possibly fall on the roof and cause future damage
5. Check vent covers to ensure that nothing has been blown off or damaged
6. Inspect skylights and/or solar tubes to ensure they’re not cracked from falling or blown debris
7. Check the attic space for any telltale signs of roof damage, such as daylight shining through
8. Inspect any roof-mounted AC units to ensure no damage was done to the unit or its water lines from flying debris
9. If you have solar panels mounted on your roof, check them for damage and remove any accumulated debris that may shade them, diminishing power output
10. If your home features a flat roof, make sure all your roof drains are free and clear of any debris that may have blown into them.
We always recommend that you hire a licensed, qualified roofing company to complete any roof repair work, particularly if you are uncomfortable with the dangers associated with working on a sloped roof or unfamiliar with roofing materials.

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Alex Suschik on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:31 PM
It is always a good idea to keep in mind that different shingles tend to fare differently in strong winds. If you live in an open that is prone to strong winds, make sure to go with a quality architectural shingle like Owens Corning, that glues down nicer and does not lift in strong winds.
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petterson on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:53 AM
I accept your views high winds but A storm is any disturbed state of an environment or astronomical body's atmosphere especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by significant disruptions to normal conditions such as strong wind, tornados, hail, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation ...
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rush essay reviews on Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:40 AM
Have to talk about just last evening that I was sleeping at my room and all were making noise that wind storms has come. I ran to the roof and check all my things of the house that were to still present there or flew away with that wind.
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