Tulsa Roof Wind Damage
Repair & Restoration
During severe weather, we deal with a two-pronged threat here in Oklahoma.
While hail can damage your roof beyond repair, roof wind damage is the most commonly reported storm damage caused to roofs in Tulsa.
Strong winds can rip shingles from your roof or cause roof tiles to chatter and crack.
On commercial buildings, strong uplift can separate membrane systems from the roof deck.
In this post… we’re going to look at how wind can damage your roof and what you need to do if your roof is damaged.
How to Know if You Have Wind Damage
If a strong storm just rolled through, it’s always a good idea to give your roof a visual inspection.
According to the National Weather Service, large branch and slight structural damage can occur at winds speeds as low as 45MPH.
In all cases, practice safety first. Wait for storms to pass before going outside for a visual roof inspection.
First, look at your roof from ground level. Look for dark spots that could indicate missing shingles.
Look for shingles that may have peeled back.
Check to see if there is any tree debris that has landed on your roof.
While on the ground, walk around your yard to see if there are any shingles that may have blown off the roof.
If you feel comfortable on a ladder…
…you can take a closer look at your shingles over the eaves from various locations around your roof.
Look for lifted shingles, where the front edge of the shingle has separated from the course below.
NOTE: Please don’t climb on your roof, unless you are experienced doing so.
We’ll be happy to give you a complimentary roof inspection to examine your roof for wind damage.
Evidence of Roof Wind Damage
Here are some signs that you may have wind damage on your roof.
- Missing shingles
- Lifted shingles
- Curling shingles
- Shingle granule loss
- Cracked roof tiles
- Damaged soffit or fascia
- Dented gutters
- Tree debris on roof
- Tears in flat membrane roof
- Chimney leaning or damaged
- Damaged pipe vents
- Visible interior leaks
- Water stains on ceiling
- Water stains on walls
- Wet insulation in attic
Next Steps if You Have Roof Wind Damage
If you suspect that your roof may have wind damage, it’s important to get it addressed quickly…
…before your roof starts leaking.
A proactive response can help you avoid thousands of dollars of potential interior damage later on.
Luckily, most property insurance policies cover roof damage caused by wind.
To be sure that you have claimable damage, it’s a good idea to get a professional roof inspection.
A lot of times in the Tulsa area, hail damage can also show up with wind damage.
A professional inspection will uncover this.
Call Pro-Tech Roofing Before Filing a Claim
If you think you have roof wind damage in Tulsa or on any property in Northeast Oklahoma…
Contact Pro-Tech Roofing before filing a claim.
We will send one of our professionals out to give you a complimentary roof inspection.
And we’ll let you know if we think storm damage to your roof warrants opening a roof damage insurance claim.
This could save you a bunch of hassle and a claim denial if you don’t have claimable damage.
For severe damage, we may recommend a roof replacement.
Alternatively, if we feel your roof can be repaired instead of replaced, we will offer you a roof repair.
If you’ve never hired a local roofer, read our guide on how to hire a reliable roofing company in your area.
Do this early.
Some insurance companies have deadlines that limit how long after a storm damage event you’re able to file a claim.
Pro-Tech Roofing services all of northeast Oklahoma, including the communities of: Tulsa, Bartlesville, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Catoosa, Coweta, Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, Grand Lake, Oologah, Owasso, Skiatook, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Tahlequah and Wagoner.
Here are some examples of our work. View a more complete gallery of Oklahoma roofing projects.
We hope this helps you better understand what to do next if you have wind damage to your roof.
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