Chicago Wind Damage to RoofsFebruary 20, 2016
With near hurricane-force winds throughout Chicago and Chicago’s suburbs on Friday, many areas have reported shredded roofs, broken windows, and trees and fences which toppled over.
In one picture tweeted by a resident, the roof dangled over the side of a brick apartment building. “Pretty sure my roof is supposed to be more ON the roof. #WindyCity,” M.L. tweeted, with a photo of torn roofing material and what appeared to be broken plywood. Communities in the greater Chicago area saw gusts often reach more than 60 mph and even 72 mph in one spot, the National Weather Service said. -(excerpted from WGN news)
In severe wind storms, it is common for shingles or sections of the roof to be missing altogether. On other types of roofs, including wood shake roofs, metal roofs, tile roofs and slate roofs, damage can include broken or cracked shingles, missing shingles, torn or split seams, and missing sections of the roof. If a tree limb or other debris has fallen onto your roof during the storm, you may have structural damage, and will want to exercise extreme caution.
Common Signs of Roof Damage:
•Bruises or dented asphalt shingles
•Cracked or broken tile, slate, or concrete shingles
•Granules collecting in gutters or downspouts
•Leaks in your roof or ceiling
•Dents on vents, gutters or flashing
If you have or suspect you have damage to your home or commercial building, Contact the roofing professionals at Smart Roofing, Inc. at (847) 797-0404, or email us at email@example.com.
Smart Roofing Latest News:
Celebrating 25 Years in Business!
July 2017 Hail Storm Damage In The Northwest Suburbs
Tesla Announces Solar Roof
St. Charles Project Completed with GAF Glenwood®Lifetime Designer Shingles
Severe Thunderstorms Expected – Is Your Roof Leaking?
Bellaforte Shake Shingles
Home Improvement and House Design Ideas – Roof Tiles: Concrete vs. Clay
Best Outdoor Improvement Project: A New Roof