Wind, Hail & Storm Damage

Your Roof and Wind Damage

While​ ​roofs​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​resist​ ​high-speed​ ​winds,​ ​winds​ ​like​ ​those​ ​we​ ​saw​ ​in​ ​Northeast Florida​ ​on​ ​October​ ​2016​ ​with​ ​Hurricane​ ​Matthews​ ​and​ ​September​ ​2017​ ​with​ ​Hurricane​ ​Irma, can​ ​do​ ​damage​ ​to​ ​even​ ​the​ ​most​ ​well-built​ ​roof. One of wind’s most powerful assistants is time; wind damage is often difficult to analyze, and the more wind damage a roof sustains, the less likely it is that said roof will hold up so well the next time strong winds pass through.

Depending on your roof and how the storm moves through, you may see movement of your roof's shingles or membrane. This can cause shingles to fly off leaving parts of your roof exposed to further wind and rain. If water gets into your roof this can cause damage to your home's structure and possibly damage sheet rock, this can also cause mold and mildew within your home. If​ ​you​ ​notice wind,​ ​hail​ ​or​ ​hurricane​ ​storm​ ​damage​ ​call​ ​AJ​ ​Wells​ ​Roofing.

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Wind Damage

Wind

Contact​ ​AJ​ ​Wells​ ​Roofing​ ​to​ ​secure​ ​your​ ​roof​ ​with​ ​any​ ​means​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​prevent water​ ​intrusion. Wind can crease your roof’s shingles and, sometimes, even tear them away from your roof completely. Strong winds can also cause damage to roofs via fallen trees and debris. Debris can damage your shingles, tear them, and, in the worst cases, puncture your roof. If your roof has sustained damage from downed trees and/or shingles are missing from wind damage, you should contact a roofer to secure your roof with tarps.

Rain

If your roof is older or has prior damage, the heavy rains that commonly accompany tropical storms can seep into tiny cracks or intrude the areas where shingles are damaged due to wind; this can cause further damage to your roof, and, if the damage is bad enough, it can cause leaking and water damage inside of your home. It’s best to contact a roofing professional like A.J. Wells to give you a thorough roof inspection.

Hail

Due to hail’s larger size, it can be much more damaging than other forms of moisture. Hail​ ​can​ ​damage​ ​your​ ​roof​ ​by​ ​leaving​ ​pockmarks,​ ​marring​ ​or​ ​bruising​ ​shingles​ ​which can​ ​cause​ ​degranulation. Sometimes the​ ​effects​ ​of​ ​hail​ ​are​ ​not​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​catch,​ ​and​ ​hail​ ​damage​ ​can​ ​cause​ ​premature decreasing​ ​of​ ​the​ ​roof​ ​which​ ​leads​ ​to​ ​a​ ​rapid​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​damaging​ ​conditions.​ ​These damaging​ ​conditions​ ​can​ ​be​ ​too​ ​unsafe​ ​for​ ​homeowners​ ​to​ ​try​ ​to​ ​do​ ​a​ ​self-inspection.

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