wind damaged roof

Wind Damaged Roof

Wind Damaged Siding

We have seen a number of weather events in the last few weeks.  One was huge hail in the Nisswa area, up to 4 inch by the National Weather Service.  However, I believe that it was larger than that.  I saw one car with a hole in the windshield that a basket ball could have fit through.  However, the hail was not the only story.  We had high winds up to 70 mph along with the hail, and the high winds alone could cause major damage to a house’s exterior roof or siding.  I am showing a couple of pictures to the right of houses with major damage caused by high winds.

“Every thunderstorm has a straight-line burst of wind,” says Walt Zaleski, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “At 50 to 60 mph, you start seeing damage to homes — trees toppling, power lines coming down, debris blown from your neighbor’s house.”

After a storm passes, check with your insurance company and a local contractor to assess any damages from wind, hail or other sources.  If a tree falls on your home, get out of the house and call a contractor to make temporary repairs.

Some of the obvious signs of damage by wind are if shingles are missing, laying on the ground, or siding or fascia is missing or loose.  Check to see if you have any leaks anywhere.  If flashing around vents or chimney is damaged, you could have water damage from a leak.

Consider calling Integrity Exteriors & Remodelers (a licensed general contractor) to see if the damage is more than just a few shingles missing.  If it is structural, you will need more than a roof replacement, and we can help you with that.  Please stay safe.  Avoid going up on the roof yourself.

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