Without rain or hail, high winds between 70 to 90 miles per hour can cause damage to your roof’s surface. Strong winds lift shingles and rip other roofing materials apart, consequently leaving your home vulnerable to additional issues later. Heavy winds are powerful enough to loosen trees and branches, knocking onto your roof. Punctures and cracks from the impact of falling objects and debris lead to leaks, mold, and odor issues within the home if it isn’t rectified immediately.
If your roof is older or towards the middle of its service life, that makes it more susceptible to wind damage. But regardless of how old your roof is, after a severe storm with high winds, you should hire professionals to inspect the surface for damage that may not be noticeable. Evidence of wind damage includes curled, cracked, or missing shingles, accumulated debris, and clogged gutters. But storm or no storm, once your roof is more than ten years old, it’s best for professionals to perform annual roof inspections to remain proactive about your building’s protection.