Harsh weather elements like strong winds and hailstorms can do a number on your homes’ exterior but how do you tell if they actually caused serious damage? Our team of new roof installation experts tell you the most obvious signs of wind and hail damage.
The most common sign of wind damage, shingles tend to go missing when a strong gust of wind manages to get under them, lifting them up and tearing them off the roof deck. If left unnoticed, the gap created by the missing piece could compromise the rest of the roofing system’s ability to keep the home safe from water damage.
Dents on the Surfaces
While most home exterior materials are rated to withstand damage from hailstone impacts, exceptionally strong hailstorms can cause visible damage to the surface. This kind of damage usually appears in the form of small dimple-like dents on the shingles. While most dents seem superficial, the force of the impact that made a dent could be enough to partially knock off or loosen individual shingles or siding panels. Experts suggest switching out to more impact-resistant options such as high-quality asphalt shingles or fiber cement siding.
Warping or Bending
This one’s especially common in homes with vinyl or metal components. Although both materials are impact-resistant, they do have some degree of malleability. In case of extreme wind speeds and heavy hailstorms, vinyl siding could end up looking wavy or sagging, while metal panels could be curled up near the edges.
Damaged Doors and Windows
Low-quality or old windows tend to be the most vulnerable part of a home’s exterior in the event of a strong hurricane or hailstorm. The glass panels can easily get shattered if a window’s sashes are suddenly blown open or if directly hit by hailstones. Window installation service providers recommend planning ahead by installing storm shutters to minimize the risks of your windows getting damaged.
Protect your home from problems associated with wind or hail damage. Timberland Exteriors is the most trusted exterior service provider in Maplewood, MN. Call us at (651) 439-1760 or (218) 849-6675 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to request a quote.