Wind damage is a common but often unexpected source of damage when it comes to a home’s roofing system. This type of damage can happen any time anywhere since the roof is constantly exposed to the elements which includes windy conditions. Most wind damage occurs during storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes or blizzards but even bad thunderstorms can have a lot of wind. Any extreme wind conditions have the potential to result in damage to the roof. If you need help with home roofing in Nottingham or the surrounding areas, here are some things you should know about protecting against wind damage.
The Power of Wind
Many people are surprised to find out just how much their roof can be damaged by the wind. The power of wind can be surprisingly strong and there is a number of ways your roofing system can become damaged. The most common is when the wind works shingles loose and pulls them off the roof. Wind damage can also tear flashing and awning or mess up gutters which can damage the roof’s edge. During storms and high wind conditions, debris can be blown around and this can hit the roof and damage it as well.
Maintenance and Inspection
Far too many home owners fail to realize how bad damage is after a storm because they do not give enough time or attention to inspecting their roofing system after a storm. Catching damage sooner rather than later allows you to fix issues before they can become worse and cause even more damage to your roof or your home. It is important to make routine roof inspections part of your monthly roof care regiment and after a bad storm it can be helpful to have an expert come in and inspect everything for you.
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