How High Winds Can Damage Your Roof

Your home’s safety and security are paramount. Roofs can be damaged by many things, including hail, storms, and rain. Wind can also be destructive, and is something that we often experience in Florida.


Shingles can be blown off roofs by high winds.

High winds can cause shingles to fall off your roof. This can leave you with gaps or missing shingles. Although it may seem like a minor problem that is not worth addressing, shingles are essential for your roof. They are an integral part of your integrated roofing system.

Your roof is vulnerable to further damage when shingles fall off of your roof. Rainwater can get in from the outside and cause further damage. Interior damage can quickly escalate quickly if the roof is not repaired soon enough.

However, just because you have a few missing tiles doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a new roof. It is easy to replace shingles if there isn’t any more severe damage beneath them. Our professionals should be called immediately to make repairs before the problem becomes worse.


High winds mean airborne debris and roof punctures.

High winds and hurricane-force gales can pick up a variety of debris such as branches and leaves from nearby trees. The shingles can be damaged by flying debris. This is the most frequent damage. However, missing shingles or holes in your roof can also be caused by flying debris.

Even if there is minor chipping or breakage, it is important to have the damaged shingle repaired as soon as possible. Broken or chipped shingles can cause leaks and more damage. Our roofing specialists are skilled and experienced in assessing damage to your roof. To ensure that your roof layers remain secure, we look for signs of internal damage.


Even flashing and gutters can sustain damage.

Flashing, which is an important part of your roof, creates boundaries between your roof and vertical sides like vents or dormers. High winds can cause flashing to separate from the chimney and roof, which can lead to spaces that could be filled with water in the next storm.

Wind and debris can also cause gutter problems. If you are standing below loose gutters, it can pose a danger of falling. Poor runoff can also cause damage to your roof or foundation.


Has wind caused damage to your home or business? Don’t delay on repairs. Call us today.

Roof damage can be caused by high winds in Florida. Avoiding costly repairs can make a roof problem worse. Do-it-yourself is dangerous for your safety and health. To schedule service, call today!

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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