10 Elements To Watch Out For Following Heavy Winds

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The majority of roods can tolerate mild winds. However, when heavy winds blow, San Diego homeowners are encouraged to check for signs of damage and need for repairs.

Some regions around the country are frequently exposed to heavy winds–from mild blows to persistent and intense wind strikes, heavy winds can totally damage your roof.

The majority of roofing structures, if attached sufficiently, are made to easily hold up to regular wind blows with minimal damage. But, it’s typically the less apparent shattered, lost, or damaged roof tiles or shingles that are becoming a serious cause of concern for homeowners when rainstorms hit. Improper roofing work from a past roofing service and accumulated dirt and debris are the two major causes of roof, gutter, downpipe, and skylight deterioration.

Once the heavy winds pause, we suggest to every homeowner that they carefully step around their home from back to front and check their roof to make sure that everything is in place and that there are no obvious signs of damage on the gutters or roofing system.

Focus on the small details and watch out for any sign that something’s wrong. We suggest that you look out for these elements specifically:

1. Lost or droopy roofing tiles or shingles.
2. Lost or falling ridge sealers and vents
3. Misplaced, falling, or stuck gutters
4. Accumulated debris on the upper roof or fallen tree branches and trunks that may have hit the roof and caused damage.
5. Inspect the vent sealers to confirm that nothing is damaged or missing.
6. Check the skylights or solar energy pipes to confirm that they are not torn apart from debris.
7. Inspect the attic region for any obvious indicators of roof deterioration e.g. visible sunlight.
8. Check any roof installed Air-Condition devices to make sure that the units of their water connections are not affected by blowing debris.
9. If you have solar panels attached to your roof, inspect them for signs of damage and clear out any flying debris that may have piled up on their surface.
10. If your house has a flat roofer, ensure that all your roofing drains are unclogged and clean of any dirt and debris.

We suggest in all cases that you contact and work with a fully qualified and trusted San Diego roofing contractor to carry out any roof fixing tasks, especially, if you are not familiar with the risks that come with handling a bent roof or the roofing components.