WIND DAMAGE IS A CONSTANT THREAT IN THE HIGH PLAINS.
It doesn’t matter what area of the plains you call home. From Albuquerque to Witchita Falls and Amarillo to Lubbock this is a wind-blown part of America. Wind can do real damage to your home, and Valdez Roofing has seen it all. We’ve all seen huge marquee signs blown over, trees completely uprooted, walls knocked over and much more.
The wind is no laughing matter around here and the damage it could to your property isn’t either. We’ve seen whole sections of a roof’s shingles missing, but don’t think you need to experience that before you make a claim with your insurance. The problem with a lot of wind damage is that it’s something that might not be easily detectable. Many times a common composite shingle could be bent back to crack the asphalt layer enough to leak once a bit of snow settles on it later in the year.
How Can You Spot Wind Damage To Your Roof?
Leaks after Rain
Torn Siding or Gutters
If wind did a job to the exterior of your home regarding flowerbeds, lawn furniture, and tree debris, there’s a chance your roof may have been damaged. If you see any damage (most commonly) to the areas where your roof meets your home’s siding or gutters, it’d be a good idea to have a professional look at it. The last thing you’d want is to have the next rain end up blown under shingles that weren’t properly repaired after a windstorm.
The bad thing about minor roof damage is that if it goes unaddressed the small leaks caused can cause huge amounts of damage over time. They can lead to mold, wood rot, mildew, and unsound structural integrity to your home’s ceiling areas. These problems usually don’t show up without causing major damage first.
Don’t hesitate to call Valdez Roofing after the next howler blows through. It’s never the wrong decision to make sure your roof hasn’t suffered damage. It’d be much better to deal with a small repair now that only involves a roofer, than to deal with a huge problem later that’s migrated its way into the ceiling or walls of your home.