You don’t need to be an expert on residential roofing systems to know that poorly maintained roofs are more vulnerable to wind damage than well-maintained ones. Wind-related damage can either be direct or indirect. Indirect wind damage is typically a result of objects (called ‘missiles’) thrown around by strong gusts of air. These missiles can displace tiles, damage shingles and dent sheet metal roofs. On the other hand, direct damage is caused by the wind itself without any external objects.