Wind damage occurs when a storm system brings winds at high enough velocities to cause structural damage to your home or property. High winds from violent thunderstorms; wind storms (Santa Ana Winds), tornado’s, hurricanes and other natural occurrences cause all kinds of damages to property every year. High winds can cause debris to fly into your home or structure, cause trees to fall and lift parts of your home loose, even ripping shingles from your structure. Some wind damage may not be noticeable by the untrained eye. In fact, you may not even be aware that your roof or other elements of your home or structure are damaged until you have a professional come out and examine your property.
To the untrained eye, a roof could appear to be perfectly unscathed by wind damage, yet upon closer investigation, adjuster will notice the texture of the shingles appear to have a sheen on them which is indicative of shingle damage. The small rocks or ceramic granules that comprise the top of the shingle are literally blasted off of the shingle rendering the shingle ineffective.
If your roof has been affected by wind storm damage you might not even know it. A trained adjuster knows to look for this kind of damage and can report it to the home owner and the insurance customer. A public adjuster will let you know if this kind of damage is present and advise you on your best course of action.
After any major storm where winds are extreme, have a professional inspect your property. In the event that you need to make a claim, you might consider consulting a public adjuster. They will examine your property and may even point out damages that your insurance adjusters have not disclosed or overlooked (inadvertently or otherwise).