Approximately 10,000 severe thunderstorms and tropical systems occur in the United States every year. These storms are notorious for producing severe and destructive winds. Most standard roofs are rated to withstand winds up to 60 mph, with damage occurring at 70+ mph. Although thunderstorms produce winds that average 22 to 50 mph, they also produce downdrafts and gusts that can reach 100 mph. Tornados produce winds that range from 73 mph to 318 mph, and tropical systems produce steady, severe winds of up to 157 mph or more.
Chances are good that your home has been impacted by storm damage, and it’s important to know your wind damage risk factors so that you can get the storm restoration services that your roof needs.
This is where we come in.
Extreme Weather Insights provides a free weather reporting tool that keeps homeowners apprised of all dangerous weather conditions that could damage their roof. This includes storms that occurred at your address in the past, as well as providing real-time reports as new systems arise.
Know When it’s Time for Wind Damage Storm Restoration
Wind is one of the most destructive forces to your home’s roof. According to the NRCA, wind damage usually starts at the edge of the roof. If roofing materials are weak or loose, the wind pushes below the protective layer, peeling back the shingles. This can happen during one severe windstorm, or overtime as strong winds weaken the roof. Strong winds can also cause damage from flying objects and falling tree limbs, and debris can cause gutter clogs that put your home at risk for water damage.
If you notice any of the following, then it’s important to get in touch with local storm restoration contractors before damage worsens, leading to leaks and other secondary issues:
- Curled or Creased Shingles
- Missing Shingles
- Shingle Granules in the Gutters
- Loose or Missing Flashing
Comprehensive Wind Damage Risk Reports
Significant wind damage is impossible to miss. However, damage can also occur slowly and over time as your roof endures multiple storms that produce lower leveled winds. With the EWI wind damage report tool, you can learn about all windstorms that could have affected the stability of your roof. You will also receive ongoing information that keeps you informed of potential threats in the future. Our free storm reporting tool provides:
- Precise Dates of Extreme Weather Events at Your Home
- Storm Details, Including Wind Speed and Hail Size
- Number of Times Your Home Endured Storm Damage
- Your Home Exterior’s Wind Damage Risk Factor Level
Grab an Instant Wind Damage Report Today!
It’s important to have reliable storm restoration companies on hand, but that’s not all that you can do to help keep your home protected from damaging winds. Take advantage of Extreme Weather Insights’ free weather reporting tool and get information about exact dates when your roof was impacted by severe weather, including potential hail damage and wind damage.