Identifying Damage to Your Roof After Strong Winds

With hurricane season about to hit its stride, it’s a good idea for you to know the signs of wind damage to your roof. A damaged roof may not immediately lead to a leaky ceiling, but it may still be affecting your home’s structure and creating moisture for mold spores to thrive. So, being able to identify roofing damage is key!

Shingles in Your Yard

After hurricane winds, you’ll likely find branches and other debris in your yard. Everything from the neighbor’s pool floats to trash can lids (maybe even whole trashcans) can wind up on the move from a good gust. But shingles in your yard is a sure sign that your roof may have been severely damaged by wind and that it’s time to call in an expert.

Curling and Peeling Shingles

Sometimes strong winds don’t tear off whole shingles but can still leave them worse for the wear. Curling and peeling shingles, especially common at the edges of your roof, are a sign that the wind has done damage to these shingles enough to potentially keep them from doing their job of keeping water out and allowing it to move down your roof without puddling.


Wind can cause a deterioration of your shingles that is much more subtle in the form of granule loss. The granules are what give roofing shingles their sandpaper-like quality. When wind causes granule deterioration, it can become noticeable in your gutters or at the end of your downspout.

If you’ve recently experienced high winds, get in touch with the Seashore team today to schedule an estimate for a new roof.