How To Spot Wind Damage On Your Roof

Image depicting a Roof Damaged From Wind. Image shows peeling, and warping shingles due to wind damage

Do I have wind damage?

How do you know if you have wind damage to your roof? How can you spot wind damage to your roof? Let us help! Many people think that just because they cant see noticeable damage to their roof, that there isn’t any. Most wind damage isn’t visible from the ground, making it hard to spot by the untrained eye. We always advise you seek professional help when it comes to identifying damage to your roof. However, we hope to aid you in spotting wind damage on your roof so your aren’t in the dark.

How To Spot Wind Damage On Your Roof

Missing Shingles

The most obvious way to spot wind damage is missing shingles. If you notice missing shingles, this is a pretty tell-tale sign that there is damage to your roof. As easy as this should be to spot, shingles will sometimes fall off in very hard to see areas. It may take getting up on your roof to be able to spot even a missing shingle. From here on out, the signs are a lot less obvious.

Image showing two missing shingles from roof due to wind damage

Pulled Fastener

Another sign of a damaged roof is a pulled fastener. A pulled fastener is either a staple or nail meant to hold the shingle in place. A pulled fastener is where that nail or staple becomes detached from the shingle, no longer keeping it in place.

Image showing a shingle being pushed up, exposing the roof to leakage, due to a nail popping up from its place

A Broken Seal

Following a pulled fastener, the wind will begin to take a toll on the seal. Eventually pull the shingle free, rendering the seal useless.

A man showing how a shingle is no linger attached fully to the roof, indicating that its seal is broken

Creased Shingles

Like the previous two signs, creased shingles aren’t visible from the ground. To see this damage, you must be on the roof to identify them. After a fastener is pulled and seal broken, the wind will warp, and bend shingles until they break. Before the shingles break, you will notice creases running all through them. Left unchecked, this will lead to missing shingles and roof leaks.

Image depicting shingles with creases and lines or cracks running through them

Additional Sources

We have a short video on our Facebook depicting some of the things we talked about in this article. Check it out here! or on YouTube here!

For help identifying other types of roof damage, check out this article.

Gellings Roofing And Siding, Your Sheboygan Wisconsin Roofing Company

The good news is, Gellings Roofing and Siding can help you with all your roofing needs. At Gellings roofing we provide free quotes so you don’t have to worry about getting up on your roof. We can spot wind damage on your roof for you! Check out our site and give us a call!