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.
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.