What Causes Wind Damage to RoofBlogs
Strong winds and heavy rains can significantly damage your property - your house and the surrounding area. Let’s look at the quick sheet describing the wind speeds below:
- 25-30 mph: wind moves large branches; whistling heard in wires;
- 30-40 mph: wind moves whole trees;
- 40-45 mph: wind breaks twigs and small branches break; walking is impeded;
- 45-55 mph: wind breaks larger branches and weak limbs; slight structural damage occurs;
- 55-65 mph: moderate structural and tree damage occurs;
- 65+ mph: heavy to severe structural and tree damage occurs;
Winds that hit that 45 mph mark and beyond, however, can cause at least some wind damage to roof and landscaping, if not your home or other property. Starting at 45 mph, the wind can lift loose shingles, break weak trees or limbs that can damage your home and roof.
Winds stronger than 55 mph can cause severe structural damage due to winds tearing off shingles, downing or uprooting trees, or debris hitting your house.
As wind speeds reach 65 and above, homeowners start to see catastrophic wind damage to roof and surrounding areas.
Roof damage from any extreme speed wind should be properly inspected. We would suggest calling a professional hail restoration company in your area. They would probably have a good understanding of weather patterns in your area, know what to look for, and have extensive experience in hail damage roof repair.
Hail Damage Roof Repair
There are some factors that cause hail damage.
1. Wind Damage
Like we’ve figured out before, the speed, intensity, and direction of the wind during a hail storm can vary greatly, and wind’s speed is what affects the severity of the damage.
2. Size of the Hailstones
The size of individual hailstones will also impact the degree of damage. Their size can be as small as a pea or as large as your softball, or anything in between.
3. Density and Shape of the Hailstones
Hailstones also vary in shapes and density. They usually tend to not have smooth edges, which increases their level of destruction.
Hail damage roof repair should be performed immediately in order to prevent further worsening of the damage and severe destruction. Advantage Remodeling and Roofing is an experienced contractor in Texas that has been providing hail damage roof repair services to the local community for decades. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 250-3975.