High winds are very common in the state of Colorado due to particular meteorological conditions. If you’re a homeowner, you need to ensure that your roof is not being affected by these frequent wind gusts. Sometimes, it’s hard to spot wind roof damage with the naked eye, but the tips below can help you identify roofing issues and avoid a costly repair in the future. Why Roof Maintenance Is Important When it comes to house maintenance, people usually think about worn out walls, old cabinets, and leaking pipes. With so many family gatherings taking place in the last few months of the year, these issues become even more noticeable and hard to ignore. However, if you’ve overlooked roof maintenance for a while, you may run into trouble. More often than not, it takes a professional inspection to detect roofing problems. Failing to identify or address these roofing issues can result in extensive damage to your chimney, ventilation pipes, and gutters, and could potentially lead to an expensive roof replacement. Not exactly the Christmas gift you were expecting from Santa, right? To avoid an unpleasant surprise, we recommend that you perform a yearly roofing checkup with the help of a professional. Poorly maintained roofs can cause leaks, mold growth, and pest infestations in the long run. Caring for Wind Roof Damage Bad weather is one of your roof’s worst enemies, and wind gusts can be as destructive as lightning, hail, and storms. How do you know that you have a problem? After a windy day, watch out for these common signs that the wind might have caused damage to your roof: If you find missing or damaged shingles on your roof or around your property. If you notice that your gutters are a bit loose or missing sections. If your vents are damaged or clogged. If you spot damaged bricks or cracked joints on your chimney. We discourage you from standing on your roof because you could slip, fall, and suffer a serious injury. Walking on your roof is very dangerous if you don’t have the proper knowledge and are missing safety equipment—especially under adverse weather conditions. Let the experts at AMCAT Roofing handle all your roofing needs. We have several years of experience with inspecting, repairing, and weatherproofing all types of roofing systems. Most importantly, don’t overlook your roof maintenance! Contact us through our website or call Ethan Wilkinson as the contact at 970-218-4073 to talk to our skilled team. We can help you deal with your insurance provider.