Wind Damage in Calgary, Airdrie and Chestermere.
If you live in Southern Alberta, you are familiar with Calgary’s everchanging weather, from hailstorms to the Chinook winds, rainstorms, and blizzards. All these weather conditions can create powerful winds that can jeopardize the integrity of your property.
Unlike seasonal snowstorms and hailstorms, Chinooks occur throughout the year, in Calgary it averages 30-35 times a year. A Chinook is a strong wind that travels rapidly down the Rocky Mountains, these winds carry warm moist air from the Pacific Ocean into Southern Alberta. While Chinooks bring in welcomed warm weather, they can also create strong gusts of wind reaching up to 93mph. These intense weather conditions can cause costly damage to your roof and your property.
How to Spot
Wind Damage in Calgary
- Missing Shingles: Storms and heavy winds can often blow loose shingles off your roof
- Granules in your Eavestrough: The granules are the sandpaper-like parts of the shingle; they help protect your shingles from the elements. Heavy winds can rip them off, you will often see them piled up in your gutters.
- Dented, damaged or torn off shingles, siding or gutters: During strong windstorms, items can often get blown over. This can include debris and patio furniture from your backyard, a branch and in more severe cases trees can collapse into your property.
- Damaged Soffit or Fascia- Your soffit and facia protect your home from water. Strong winds can cause them to crack, and bend and in severe cases, it can even blow your facia off.
Not all wind damage is visible to the untrained eye, sometimes shingles can get loose but not fall off completely. This can be hard to spot but missing this is detrimental to your roof. Your shingles protect your roof, it creates a barrier between the inner layers and the elements. Loose and damaged shingles can allow water to seep through damaging your sheathing and insulation.
After a strong windstorm, it’s best to contact your local Calgary Roofing contractor and schedule an inspection. Certified and licenced roof inspectors can easily spot storm damage you missed and provide an accurate assessment of what needs to be repaired.
What Damages Can Windstorms Do in Calgary?
Wind damage can wreak havoc on your roof and property. Depending on how strong the windstorm is, damage can range from minor scratches to expensive costly damages. High winds typically hit roofs in an un-uniform pattern, which means it tends to damage the edge of roofs and sections of the roof that are loose like shingles.
When one shingle is torn off from wind damage, this can cause a chain reaction pulling off other shingles attached to the loose shingle. The most common damage is caused by flying objects hitting your roof or property. Over time, if this damage is not addressed water can seep into your roof and cause leaks and rot, this typically will be more costly in the long run.
Your Calgary Windstorm Roofing Experts
At Dedicated Roofing and Exteriors, we provide comprehensive roof inspections. Our Calgary roof inspectors carry out a complete assessment of your property from the ground up. We evaluate everything from your shingles, flashing, valley metal, capping ridge/hips, and vents. Our meticulous process guarantees we detect any wind damage or problems before they lead to more costly damages.
Our Calgary Roofing professionals can then provide qualified recommendations for a range of services, including, roof replacements, roof repair or eavestrough and siding solutions. Talk to one of our Dedicated Roofing & Exteriors representatives for more information about roof repair and wind damage repair in Calgary.
Recommended Products for Wind Protection
At Dedicated Roofing and Exteriors, we offer a range of high-quality roofing products to protect your property from windstorms. You can’t control the weather, but you can control how to better protect your roof and prevent further damage.