The roof of your Tulsa home is exposed to all the elements; sun, rain, wind, and hail just to name a few. Since the roof protects the entire home from all of these elements, it is important to make sure it stays in good shape. One of the most damaging things to our roofs is high winds. High winds can mean numerous problems for your home and your roof and leave it in need of repair.
We know that high winds can create a number of hazards around our Tulsa homes like fallen branches, uprooted trees, and downed power lines. These are all obvious to spot after the wind, but it is important to be aware that when wind hits the roof, it can cause shingles to loosen and even fall off. Roofs are more prone to damage from high winds because the wind does not hit the roof uniformly. This leaves edges of the roof susceptible for more damage. Any loose shingles will be ripped off more easily, which only loosens other shingles around it and creates a domino reaction of damage.
The wind can also indirectly affect the roof through falling objects or blowing debris. If a tree near your home’s roof gets damaged from the wind, it can fall onto the roof causing immense damage. Debris blowing in the wind can impact your roof, creating weak spots in it. Over time, these damaged areas will become more and more weak, which outs your home at risk of water damage from leaks. Most of the time we only associate this type of damage with heavy storms, but high winds can occur on their own. Winds between 40-55 miles per hour can begin to tear down tree branches and limbs, and will blow off any loose shingles. When wind reaches speeds of 58-75 miles per hour, trees can be completely uprooted and even secure shingles can be torn off. When winds reach above 75 miles per hour, debris can be carried in it and severe roof damage can, and most likely will, occur. While these high speed winds are not all that common, it is still important to be prepared to respond if they do occur.
If you think your roof has experienced damage following high winds, you should call Decor Construction. We will be able to inspect your roof and identify the signs of damage. Some of the most common damages done to roofs that we have seen are loose or missing shingles, chimney problems, curling shingles, granule loss, and damaged soffit. Each of these problems weaken your roof and make it more susceptible to further damage. The good news is we can repair your roof and make it better than new. Craftsmanship is so important in successfully repairing a roof, and our team is experienced with all roof types and is the trusted choice for roofing in Tulsa. We will even assess your roof for free at no obligation to you. We can assess the age, condition, construction, and materials of your roof and identify any weakened or susceptible areas. We are experienced and ready to manage all your roof repairs whether from high winds or any other cause.