Storm Damaged Roofs: What You Need to Know!
Wind Damage: Some of the biggest dangers of strong windstorms are the deterioration of your shingles and the possibility of debris falling onto your roof and damaging it. Shingles can lift, come off, be punctured, and leave spots open for leaks come the next rainstorm. As roof damage from windstorms isn’t always obvious, especially in the case of missing flashing in the crevices in your roof, it’s important to do a thorough inspection after strong winds rattle your home.
Hail Damage: As a leading cause of roof damage in the spring and fall, hail is a major threat to the integrity of your roof. The dings and holes created by hail can cause problems right away if they’re severe enough, but sometimes, they can go undetected for the next few storms until the true extent of the damage is realized. Performing a thorough inspection after a hailstorm and knowing what to do after storm damage does occur can help you avoid the common pitfalls that come along with hail roof damage.
Rain Damage: The mother of all roofing issues, rain roof damage is the most common and one of the most noticeable of all types of storm damage that happens to your roof. Your roof’s lifelong enemy is water, and when leaks caused by other types of storms or just the old age of your roof start to expose the internal layers of your roof to moisture, problems start to happen. Mold, rot, leaks, and structural damage are all signs of rain damage and indicators that your roof may need to be replaced.