Tips to Spot Wind Damage to Your Roof



You may not think about it often, but it’s not uncommon for there to be wind damage to your roof in the state of Utah.

While wind might seem like a relatively harmless element of nature, high wind can cause quite a bit of damage to your roof, leaving room for leaky roofs and higher utility bills. That’s why being able to spot damage on your roof is so essential to the safety of your home and family. Keep reading to learn more about how you can spot wind damage on your roof.

Are Your Shingles Flapping in the Wind?

One of the first indications of roof damage is that your shingles have been dislodged or aren’t secured correctly anymore. If the wind is picking up, even with a slight breeze, you might be able to see a shingle or two flapping around or moving. If this is happening to you, you should know that it’s time for a roof repair. If a strong wind could be hazardous to you, don’t run outside to check for flapping shingles. Choose to look up at the shingles when it’s noticeable windy, but you know that you’re safe to go out. 

Check for Granule Loss 

If you notice that your shingles are wearing thin and there has been some granule loss, it might be time for some repairs or replacement. Wind can do a number on your roof and erode away the granules on your asphalt shingles, leading to wind damage. If you can safely walk on your rooftop to identify the damage, do precisely that while looking for signs that your shingles are thinning. Bob Vila also recommends checking the gutters and downspouts for granules. If you notice only a few shingles have missing granules, you can easily repair the roof by replacing the individual shingles. But granule loss is no joke, and if there is a lot of it, you may want to consider calling a professional roofing company to conduct an inspection and possibly re-roof the home. 

Water Leaks 

Another way to identify any damage to your roof is inside the home. Check ceilings and walls for any signs of water damage and leaks. Once a shingle is dislodged or broken, rain and condensation have a much easier time finding their way into your home. If you’ve recently had high winds and you’re noticing water damage in your home, you can likely give credit to the wind for damaging your roof. 

Call The Roof Doctor for Inspections and Repairs

Whether it’s wind damage, hail damage, or any other roofing problem, you can count on us! At The Roof Doctor, we’re prepared for any roofing situation or emergency, and we do it all with excellent customer service as our priority. We serve residents and businesses across Utah County and Salt Lake County, Utah, so give us a call today for a free estimate and to schedule an inspection or repair!

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