Although we can’t see the wind, we know it’s there and just what it can do. Unfortunately, because it’s not an immediately visible threat disrupting our daily lives (like a tornado or a hurricane), everyday wind can still cause damage to our homes.

When it does, it’s usually unexpected and can throw us off, making the repair process overwhelming. While you may not always be able to plan ahead and know exactly when wind damage will occur, you can still prepare for what to do when it does.

Areas Impacted

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Areas Impacted

Shingles

The most common and obvious form of wind damage is that which occurs to shingles. A well-maintained home has a better chance of holding up to the wind, but wind has a way of picking at the imperfections on any roof.

If shingles are loose, high speed winds can go underneath their surface and lift them off the roof. When this happens, your home becomes vulnerable to leaks. If left unprotected, roof leaks can cause thousands of dollars in drywall and electrical damage.

 

Siding

Another victim of wind damage is siding. While vinyl and aluminum sidings are more easily impacted by wind, wood siding can also take a hit. Like shingles, if there are patches of the siding that are not secured down prior to windy weather, they can lift off the house as well.

 

Windows

Unfortunately for us, the wind just loves to pick up whatever’s lying around. If there is any debris in your home’s vicinity on a windy day, it just might get hurled at your windows. Depending on the object, flying debris will damage windows—whether it be a crack, scratch, or full-on break.

Proactively Addressing Wind Damage

One of the best ways to be prepared is to make sure you schedule maintenance or repairs on any outstanding exterior issues. As previously mentioned, the wind will exploit any loose shingles or siding by ripping them off of your home.

If any missing tiles or shingles are not replaced by the time the next round of inclement weather strikes, you can end up with larger holes or severe water damage, resulting in more expensive repairs.

As far as window damage due to wind, the best step you can take ahead of time is to make sure there is no loose debris in the yard. This would include: toys, gardening supplies, tree branches or limbs, etc.

Wind in Florida: How The Roof Guys Can Help

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Wind in Florida: How The Roof Guys Can Help

Florida experiences wind practically all year round. There really is no substitute for making sure that any weak spots on the roof are fixed and secured in a timely manner.

Due to the volatility of wind speeds and the fact that they can happen on both sunny and rainy days, it is difficult to predict when they’re likeliest to cause damage. Although insurance companies see more wind damage claims filed after hurricanes, the everyday winds in Florida are just as capable of setting you back.

At The Roof Guys, we have more than two decades of experience in roof installation and repair. Whether you need minor repairs or are looking to upgrade your entire roof, we would love to set up a free consultation to take a look at your home.

As the premier roofing company in central Florida, we will take extra care to make sure that your house can stand up to winds all year long.

You can contact The Roof Guys here to learn more about the services we offer!

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