4 Common Types of Roof Storm Damage

Storms are a part of life in Southwest Florida and they can cause major damage to your home. It’s important to know what types of damage can occur and what to look for after the storm to identify possible issues. Here are four common types of storm damage that may affect your home.


Winds from a passing storm can cause loose shingles and damage to soffits as well as other components of your roof. Southwest Florida is no stranger to hurricanes. According to the National Weather Service, “at 50 to 60 mph winds, you start to see damage to homes due to trees toppling over, power lines down and debris from your neighbor’s house.” However, even winds from moderate storms can sometimes cause damage, especially to older roofs. A good indicator of wind damage is finding shingle granules, shingles and/or parts of your roof on the ground after a storm. Also look for any loose gutters, fascia, soffits, shingles, metal, etc. that may have loosened due to wind.


Debris can be carried by wind and may blow onto your roof causing superficial damage. A large tree limb on your roof is easy to see but smaller debris can also cause damage that is not so easy to spot. Damage may be existing even if the debris is no longer on your roof, making minor damages harder to identify. If there is debris in your yard or the surrounding area after a storm, it is a good idea to have your roof thoroughly inspected for any possible issues.


Water damage is a common issue with roofs, but did you know that during a storm wind driven rain can trap water under your roofing surface? Water can find its way into small holes, loose roof coverings and seams during heavy wind storms and become trapped. Water under your roofing can cause rot, and in some cases, the weight of the water can weaken your roof’s structure, causing a range of issues. After a storm, it’s a good idea to complete a thorough inspection of the ceilings and inside your attic to check for evidence of leaks.


In the right conditions, a storm can produce hail which can wreak havoc on your roof and home’s exterior. Large enough hail to cause major damage is not common in the Southwest Florida, however, it does happen and should not be underestimated. Hail damage is usually easy to see on metal roofs but may not be easily visible on shingle roofing. Hail damage can affect metal vent covers, gutters and siding after a hail storm. We recommend a professional inspection to determine if repair may be needed.

Not all storm damage is easily identified and may not become evident right away. Sometimes a leak inside your home occurs long after the damage has been done which is why it’s important to prevent major issues by requesting a thorough inspection of your roof after heavy storms.

OR CALL: (239) 220-5120


We'll get to your property in the order received: