The windy season is back, and while it's all fun and games to watch leaves dance in the air, our roofs might not be having as much of a blast. Yep, you guessed it – those gusty winds can give our shingles a run for their money. But fear not, because we've got your back with some easy tips on how to play detective and spot wind-damaged shingles before they rain on your parade.
The Lowdown on Wind vs. Shingles
Let's keep it real – shingles are built to handle all sorts of weather drama, including wind tantrums. But when the wind decides to channel its inner diva, things can get dicey up there. Here's the scoop:
Peeling and Curling
Picture shingles doing the wave – but not in a good way. Wind can lift shingle edges, making them curl like your hair in a humid mess. This can open the door to leaks and unwanted guests (aka water damage).
Cracks and Breaks
Winds on steroids can be a shingle's worst nightmare. Cracks and breaks might look small, but they're like that one raindrop that starts the flood.
Shingle Houdini Act
In some cases, shingles might just fly off your roof, leaving you with a gaping hole and a bunch of unanswered questions.
Wind-Damaged Shingle Sleuth Mode: Unleashed!
Visual Scavenger Hunt
Grab a pair of binoculars and pretend you're the next Sherlock Holmes. Scan your roof from the ground. Missing shingles, weird angles, and shingle parties happening off the roof are your clues.
Check your gutters for shingle bling (a.k.a granules). Too many bling sightings mean shingles might be throwing a party up there.
Curly Q's and Break Dance
If you spot shingles doing their best impression of a potato chip, it's curling. Cracks and breaks? Think of them as shingle gymnastics gone wrong.
Flashing and seals around chimneys and vents are like your roof's secret service. If they're compromised, your roof's security is on the line.
Indoor Spy Game
Sneak a peek inside your home for water stains, mold, or funky smells – signals that shingle damage might be causing a not-so-cool indoor pool party.
Mission Roof-possible: Dealing with Wind-Damaged Shingles
Call in the pros at Snyder's Unlimited. We can do the Sherlock thing better and figure out if your shingles need some TLC or a full makeover. Schedule a free no obligation home exterior inspection today.
Depending on the damage, you might need a repair or a whole shingle swap-a-roo. And if things are wild, consider giving your roof a makeover to avoid a shingle rebellion.
Ongoing Roof Love
Once you've tackled the shingle showdown, give your roof some regular TLC. Clean gutters, trim those pesky branches, and let your roof breathe with good ventilation.
So, there you have it, wind warriors! Keep your peepers peeled for those sneaky wind-damaged shingles. Remember, a little detective work today can save you from rainy-day regrets tomorrow. Stay breezy but keep your shingles steady! 🌬️🏠