Signs of Wind Damage On Your Roof

High Winds in Michigan

High winds are a common cause of exterior damage in Michigan. While it can be difficult to detect roofing damage from the ground level, there are other common indicators that one can easily see, such as loose debris, tree branches, downed power lines, and other parts of the home’s exterior that are damaged. Anytime your area experiences extreme high winds it is critical to have a skilled professional come out to inspect your roofing system.

Wind Damage on the Roof

High winds can cause shingles to lift, crease, or become loose and/or cause them to fly off the roof altogether, which exposes the roof’s decking to the outside elements. It can also cause granule loss and break the shingles seal to the roof. Wind can also cause damage to the flashing as well as to the chimney, roof vents and roof pipes. All these damages will ultimately lead to water infiltration and interior damage if preventative measures are not put into place.

Maintain Insurance Coverage

Due the severity of the damage that high winds creates, most homeowner’s insurance plans cover “Acts of Nature” such as wind damage. Unfortunately, most insurance companies only offer limited coverage on roofs 20 years old or older. Although insurance companies do cover roof replacement if the damage is an act of nature or sudden accidental event, most policies will not pay out to replace or repair a deteriorating roof due to wear-and-tear or neglect.  Anytime there is an “act of nature” such as wind damage occurs it is important in having a professional inspect any probable damage to maintain the integrity and longevity of your roofing system.

Peace of Mind

A new roof gives you the peace of mind knowing that the people and things you value the most are protected while under your roof from the elements during heavy rains and high winds. Also, with Owens Corning Platinum Warranty and Rock Solid Exteriors Platinum Plus Guarantee you can trust that your roofing materials and workmanship is covered to the max!