Shingles are designed to protect against the weather, but the wind, rain, and hail that often accompany a storm can cause damage to your roof. It’s also important to remember that not all storm damage is obvious and that hidden damage can cause problems weeks or even months after a storm. To be sure you don’t have hidden damage, have your roof inspected by a contractor you can trust to provide an honest assessment.
High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements.
The Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
Hail can leave dents or pockmarks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against rain and sun damage.