3 Common Misconceptions About Wind Damage

Strong wind can damage your home even if it’s not carrying hail or debris, and represent arguably the most common weather-related damage to the roof. Despite its ubiquity, wind damage is also one of the most misunderstood and there are many misconceptions that surround it. 

Wortham Bros., Inc., your local roof repair experts, shares three common misconceptions about wind damage.

1. Wind Damage Is Easy to Spot

The ubiquity of wind damage means many homeowners have this idea that it’s easy to spot. The truth is quite the opposite as wind damage is fairly difficult to spot unless you’re doing a close inspection of the shingles.

It’s difficult to spot them from the ground or curb, but there are telltale signs that the roof has experienced wind damage. These include shingle creases, folds and tears, as well as portions of the roof that have shingles that appear selectively removed.

2. Loose Shingles Are Wind Damaged

Shingles with inadequate adhesion are often considered wind-damaged, but this isn’t always the case. If the shingles are loose or poorly adhered but don’t have any obvious signs of wind damage, such as creases and tears, then the problem is actually improper installation. If you’re still unsure, we recommend you get in touch with your local roofing contractors for a professional and more in-depth inspection.

3. Wind Damaged Shingles Are Safe to Tread On

Many homeowners consider wind damage as the ‘weakest’ weather-related roofing problems. As a result, many test their shingles stability by stepping on them on the roof. These strength tests are not only risky, but also inaccurate as the Standard Test Method for Wind Resistance does not properly represent the condition of the shingles.

At Wortham Bros., Inc., we offer accurate wind damage assessment and repair services. Whether you need to estimate a roof repair or a simple inspection, you can count on us to get the job done right the first time around. Get in touch with us at (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to learn more.