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How Hail & Wind Affect Your Roofing February 22, 2018

Onalaska, La Crosse County
How Hail & Wind Affect Your Roofing, Onalaska, Wisconsin

Is your home ready for spring showers? The onset of warm days also brings rapidly changing weather, including hail and high winds. These conditions can cause severe damage to your roofing that is typically not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. To protect your property, know the risks of spring storm season. Left unaddressed, this damage leaves your roof and home vulnerable to leaks.

Your Guide to Roofing Damage From Hail & Wind

Hail Damage

Hail can cause significant damage to your property, including your roof’s shingles. Worse still, this is not always immediately noticeable. These ice pellets can leave dents in metal roofs, siding, and gutters, as well as asphalt shingles. Vinyl siding and wood shakes are also at risk for cracking if hail makes contact during a storm.

Keep in mind this is not just a cosmetic issue. Hail can loosen the protective granules on your roof that guard against elemental damage. This leaves your home at risk for wear and tear from the rain and sun, shortening the roof’s lifespan.

Wind Damage

roofingStorms often bring strong winds that rarely move in a uniform way. These gusts create stress points on your roofing that can weaken it over time, leaving your home susceptible to water damage. High winds can also carry debris onto your roof that can be more harmful than the gusts themselves.

Most wind damage starts on the edge of the roof. Wind can cause roof shingles to lift and curl in these spots. If they are already loose, a heavy gust can be all it takes to remove them completely. This can cause a chain peeling effect and is the reason you might see massive areas where the shingles are completely gone.


Make sure your shingles are up for the challenge of a spring storm with a roofing inspection from Coulee Region Roofing & Siding. Their team of roofers has served homes and commercial properties across Onalaska, WI, and the surrounding areas for more than 29 years. Visit their website to learn more about their full spectrum of exterior contracting services, including roof installations and siding repairs. Schedule your quote today by giving them a call at (608) 780-5582.

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