Recognizing and Addressing Shingle Roof Damage
Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home. It’s the shield your family uses to brave all the weather nature throws at you. That makes it incredibly important to stay in working condition. That’s why Hennessey Roofing has put together this list of the signs of damage on shingle roofing. Using this list, you can make sure your roof doesn’t have any damage. If your roof does have damage, you may want to get a roof inspection from a local roofer. If the damage is found early enough, you may be able to repair it instead of having to replace your whole roof.
Identifying Common Types of Shingle Roof Damage
Roof Wind Damage
Strong winds aren’t uncommon for Colorado, especially since nearly every storm brings them. In fact, wind damage is one of the largest components of storm damage to a roof. High-speed winds can really tear up your roofing, and can even sometimes tear shingles right off of your roof! Even if the wind only partially pulls up a shingle, it can be disastrous. When the shingles are in position, they’re protecting the internals of your roof. When one starts flapping in the wind, it leaves your sensitive roofing in a vulnerable state. Signs of wind damage are creases on your shingles where the wind bent them, as well as granules around the edges of your roof where the wind has blown off layers of the shingles.
Wind Damage: A Frequent Threat in Colorado
Describes how strong winds can tear or partially lift shingles, exposing the roof.
Signs to Look For:
Advises on identifying creases in shingles and granule loss around the roof edges. You should always look for signs of storm roof damage.
Roof Hail Damage
Hail is notoriously bad for shingles. The impacts from hail can be brutal, and after a hail storm, it’s recommended to get a roof inspection as soon as possible. Hail can knock shingle granules off, just like the wind. However, hail can do even more severe damage. The impacts can rip, and even tear shingles! Seeing shingles, or bits of shingles, in your yard, is a sure sign that your roof has shingle damage.
The Impact of Hail on Shingles
Severity of Hail Damage:
Discusses how hail can knock off granules, rip, or tear shingles.
Recommends checking for shingle fragments in the yard as an indicator of hail damage.
Roof Water Damage
Once your shingles have taken damage, they can get worse. Without the protection of shingles, water can leak into the vulnerable inner roofing. The first thing that causes leaks. However, it still gets worse. If it isn’t fixed, the water damage will get extreme. It can go from a little leak to a large leak, to a section of roofing caving in. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your roofing isn’t damaged!
Water Damage: A Consequence of Neglected Shingles
Roof Leaks and Their Progression:
Outlines how damaged shingles can lead to leaks and subsequent severe water damage.
Importance of Timely Action:
Highlights the need to address water damage quickly to prevent structural issues.
Protecting Your Roof from Shingle Damage
Wind, hail, and water can all do massive damage to your roof. Unfortunately, they’re all a major component of many storms. Make sure that you get an inspection after winter, and after major storms to ensure your roof is in working order. If you need a roofing inspection to check your roof’s flashing or roofing repair, contact us. We believe that Colorado Springs roofing contractors should offer a professional and stress-free service. Hennessey Roofing is an expert at inspecting and installing roofing and will start right away. We have intimate knowledge of all the permits required for roofing projects. Call us today to schedule your free estimate or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in contact shortly!