CMW Roofing & Siding

CMW Roofing & Siding


Shingles Ripping Up or Ripped Off by Wind

When the wind kicks up, your entire roof takes the brunt of its fury, and the aftermath often leaves its signature in the form of roof damage. It’s not just about the unsightly look; wind-damaged shingles can lead to serious issues, from leaks that invite water damage to structural vulnerabilities in your home.

That’s why it’s crucial to spot and address these problems early. Understanding the common signs of wind damage to your roof and acting quickly can save you from the headache of widespread damage and costly repairs down the line.

How to Identify Wind-Damaged Shingles

Loose, Curling, or Missing Shingles: Wind doesn’t play favorites, but it does have a starting point, and that’s often the roof’s edge. This is where shingles can start to lift, curl, and become unsealed due to the force of high winds. If you notice asphalt shingle roofs that seem raised or have creases in their tabs, it’s a telltale sign of roof damage. These defects not only compromise the aesthetic appeal of your roof but also its ability to shield your home from the elements.

Missing Asphalt Shingle Roofs: One of the most obvious signs of wind damage is missing roof shingles. A gap in your roof’s armor can be a direct invitation for water to seep in, leading to leaks and further damage. After a storm, take a walk around your property and keep an eye out for loose or missing shingles that may have been blown off the entire roof. This is a clear indication that your roof has experienced wind damage and needs attention.

Damage to Soffits and Fascia: The edges of your roof, where the soffits and fascia are located, can also tell a story of wind damage. These areas can suffer from fallen debris impact or water intrusion, leading to rot and decay if not addressed. Inspecting these parts of your roof for signs of damage can help you catch issues that might not be as visible but are equally damaging.

Flashing Failure: Flashing around roof penetrations, like chimneys and vents, is meant to seal these vulnerable spots against water entry. Wind can loosen or tear away this protective barrier, leaving your roof prone to leaks. A visual check for lifted, damaged, or missing flashing can reveal areas that need repair to prevent water damage.

Water Damage on Interior Surfaces: Sometimes, the signs of wind damage are not found by looking up but by looking in. Water stains on ceilings, peeling paint, or even mold growth can indicate that wind has compromised your roof’s integrity, allowing water to infiltrate your home. These interior clues often point to a need for a roof inspection and possible repairs to address unseen damage on the roof itself.

Shingles ripped up by a strong wind.
Roof shingle starting to rip up.
A large portion of roof shingles blown off by a strong wind.

Common Problems and Their Causes

Blistering: Poor ventilation can trap moisture underneath your roof’s surface, leading to blistering of the shingles. This condition not only affects the aesthetic appearance of your roof but can also create pathways for water to enter, increasing the risk of a roof leak. Ensuring your attic and roof are well-ventilated is key to preventing moisture buildup and the subsequent blistering that can lead to more significant issues like leaking and widespread damage.

Curling: Asphalt shingles may start curling for several reasons, including nearing the end of their lifecycle, improper installation, and the effects of thermal shock. Curling shingles are more prone to wind uplift, making your roof vulnerable to high winds and storm damage. This is a sign that your roof’s wind resistance is compromised, potentially leading to the need for roof repairs or even a new roof if the damage is extensive.

Cracking: Over time, the combination of weather exposure and physical stresses can lead to cracking in shingles. Factors like fluctuating temperatures, high wind speeds, and physical impacts (such as tree branches) contribute to this deterioration. Cracked shingles weaken the roof’s overall structure, making it susceptible to water damage and reducing its ability to withstand higher wind speeds.

Granule Loss: An uneven application of asphalt or exposure to excessive heat can result in granule loss. These granules are crucial for protecting the shingles against UV rays and extending their life. Significant granule loss exposes the underlying asphalt, reducing the roof’s UV protection and accelerating the aging process. This can make your roof more susceptible to damage from sun exposure and high temperatures, leading to further deterioration and the potential for leaks.

Mold, Mildew, & Algae: Damp conditions are perfect for the growth of mold, mildew, and algae on your roof. These growths are not only unsightly but can also trap more moisture against the roof surface, leading to rot and further structural damage. In areas with high humidity or on parts of the roof that receive little sunlight, these issues can be particularly prevalent. Regular cleaning and maintenance are important to prevent their growth and the potential moisture problems they can cause.

Missing Shingles: Strong winds and physical impacts are common culprits behind missing shingles. When shingles are blown away or dislodged, it leaves parts of your roof unprotected and more prone to leaks and additional damage. This can be an indication that your roof’s wind resistance is not adequate to withstand wind speeds in your area, making your home more vulnerable to wind damage. Regular inspections, especially after severe weather events, can help identify and replace missing shingles before they lead to more significant damage.

When to Call A Professional Roofer

Recognizing when to call a professional roofer in Monroe, CT is crucial to maintaining the integrity of your roof and ensuring the safety of your home. While some minor repairs might be within the realm of a handy homeowner, certain conditions signal the need for professional expertise. Here are key scenarios when reaching out to a roofing contractor is advisable:

After a Severe Storm: If your area has recently experienced severe weather, especially with high winds or hail, it’s wise to have a professional assess your roof for potential storm damage that might not be immediately visible to the untrained eye.

Signs of Water Damage Inside Your Home: Should you notice water stains on your ceilings or walls, peeling paint, or mold growth, these could be indicators of a leaky roof. Since finding the source of a leak can be tricky, a professional roofer’s expertise is invaluable.

Worn out roof shingles.

Widespread Missing, Curling, or Damaged Shingles: While replacing a few shingles might be manageable, extensive damage suggests a deeper issue. A professional can determine if a simple repair will suffice or if more comprehensive work is needed.

Granule Loss: If your gutters are filled with granules from your shingles, this is a sign of advanced wear. A roofing expert can advise whether it’s time for a new roof or if certain areas can be patched up.

Sagging Roof: A sagging roof is a serious concern that typically indicates structural issues. This situation requires immediate professional attention to prevent potential collapse.

Age of the Roof: If your roof is nearing or has surpassed its expected lifespan (usually 20-25 years for asphalt shingles), it’s smart to have a professional evaluate its condition. Even without visible signs of trouble, wear and tear over time could mean your roof is due for a replacement.

You’re Unsure of the Roof’s Condition: Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or haven’t had your roof inspected in years, if you’re uncertain about its condition, a professional evaluation can give you peace of mind and a clear understanding of any necessary repairs.

Professional Solutions at CMW Roofing & Siding

A professional roofer like us at CMW can provide a thorough inspection, identify issues that might not be obvious, and recommend the best course of action, whether it’s repair or replacement. Remember, timely intervention by a professional can prevent minor issues from becoming major, costly repairs down the line.

At CMW Roofing & Siding, we offer professional solutions tailored to address and resolve a wide range of roofing issues, including those caused by wind damage. Our team of experienced professionals is equipped to handle everything from minor repairs to complete roof replacements, ensuring your home is protected against the elements.

Our Services Include

Storm Damage Assessments: Our experts can conduct thorough inspections following severe weather events to identify any damage your roof may have sustained. We can spot the subtle signs of wind damage, from missing shingles to compromised flashing, ensuring nothing is overlooked.

Roof Leak Detection and Repair: If you’ve noticed signs of water damage inside your home, our team can help trace the source of leaks and provide effective repairs. We understand the importance of addressing leaks promptly to prevent further damage to your home.

Shingle Replacement: Whether it’s a handful of shingles or widespread damage, CMW Roofing & Siding can replace damaged shingles, matching them as closely as possible to your existing roof. This service not only addresses immediate damage but also helps maintain the overall aesthetic of your home.

ripped roof shingles.

Ventilation Improvements: Proper ventilation is crucial to preventing moisture buildup that can lead to blistering and other roofing issues. We can assess your current ventilation system and make necessary adjustments or improvements to enhance airflow and prevent future damage.

Comprehensive Roof Replacement: For roofs that have reached the end of their lifespan or have sustained extensive damage, we offer complete roof replacement services. Our team will work with you to select the best roofing materials for your needs and budget, ensuring a durable and long-lasting solution.

Insurance Claim Assistance: Navigating insurance claims can be daunting. Our team has extensive experience working with insurance companies and can assist you in filing your claim, providing the necessary documentation to support your case.

At CMW Roofing & Siding, we’re committed to providing top-quality service and workmanship. Our professional solutions are designed not only to repair immediate damage but also to enhance the overall durability and longevity of your roof. We understand the importance of a secure and well-maintained roof in protecting your home and are here to ensure your roofing needs are met with expertise and care.

"CMW completed my roof, siding, gutters, and windows. Company is very professional and responsive. They did a great job with all services provided. Highly recommend CMW Roofing & Siding!"

Contact Us

For all your roofing needs, from inspections and repairs to complete replacements, CMW Roofing & Siding is at your service. Contact us via phone for immediate assistance or questions or fill out our contact form for a quick response. If you prefer a direct conversation about your roofing project, our office doors are open for in-person visits. Let us help ensure your roof is in peak condition to protect your home effectively.

Kyle Clarkson
Kyle Clarkson
CMW Roofing & Siding does a great job. They are quick, easy to work with and have affordable pricing for new siding projects.
Drew C.
Drew C.
Great service at a great price. I called them to ask when they would start and they let me know that the work was already completed. I had someone go check it out and the gutters looked great.
I have had the pleasure of working with Henry for a few years now. Any time we have ever had any issues with leaks Henry arrives as quickly as possible and offers a wide array of solutions tiered to my price range. He is knowledgeable, kind, and caring with my family and I. He has always worked with us to offer the best long term solutions to our problems and he comes highly recommended from me. It is a rare thing to find a contractor who cares about your home, with CMW I have found just that. Thank you to Henry and his entire team for always being there to find solutions for our home.
Alex Fucci
Alex Fucci
i had water leaking from the roof . after calling 3 companies CMW was the only one that answered the phone. they installed new roof shingles and new siding that was damaged, they did an excellent job, yhank you.
Leslie Feltham
Leslie Feltham
Xavier is great. He is honest and makes you feel comfortable. All the work was done quickly and efficiently! This company is amazing. If you need the services they offer, 100% hire them! Honest, kind, compassionate. I can't say enough good things about them.
Vincent Ziccolella
Vincent Ziccolella
Simple call, Henry had his crew out right away! We had new gutter helmets installed and couldn’t be happier!
Blake Demetro
Blake Demetro
All around amazing experience Communication skills were excellent installation Quick and clean, left my property as clean as it was before they started The CMW team is the best highly recommended
Justin Scheckler
Justin Scheckler
Xavier and his team were phenomenal with helping us and guiding throughout the process of replacing our roof. Very thorough and very patient with all of our questions every step of the way. The roof looks great and we know it will last most of our lifetime. We even had a small hiccup with our flat part of roof that wasn't draining great(no fault to CMW just an old support beam) and Xavier came out promptly and made adjustments to fix everything no questions asked. I think these guys really do pride themselves in their work, and care about making the customer happy. Xavier also didn't pressure us about any sales at any point and told us not to worry about our siding for awhile. Something we were concerned about, and that there's no rush to do that project while we save. That really goes a long way for the customer to know that they'll be available when the time comes, but when we feel ready. We will definitely be using them again when it comes time to do siding. Thank you Xavier and CMW
Gina Kastner
Gina Kastner
I highly recommend CMW roofing. We had a roof and gutters replacement. The owner and his team were professional and knowledgeable. The employees arrived and worked in unison to ensure the job was completed on time. We were extremely pleased with the cleanup and the overall experience and outcome of this project. Thank you Henry and your great team.