The roof is your home’s first line of defense against the various extreme weather conditions. Storm damage can result from hail, torrential rain, strong winds, the scorching Texas sun and even extreme cold temperatures. Your roof takes a beating 365 days a year. These relentless annual weather conditions can create significant roof damage, causing leaks that lead to the damage of the interior of the home.
While some signs of storm damage to your roof are obvious, others require closer inspection. Undetected storm damage can potentially have disastrous results for your home and your pocketbook. It is important to have your roof inspected after a storm to maintain the integrity of your roof and prevent any further storm damage from occurring.
How Crazy Texas Weather Can Affect Roof Health
Texans across the state understand how crazy weather patterns can be here. There have been ice storms, blizzards, tornado outbreaks, costly hail storms and insane heatwaves.
Hail: The most obvious danger about hail is that it compromises the integrity of your roof, plain and simple. The size and density of the hailstones lead to varying degrees of damage. However, even smaller hailstones can have razor-sharp edges that puncture shingles.
Rain: Rain damage can lead to mold, leaks and structural damage within the home. This is a problem that tends to build up over time.
Ice and snow: Ice dams can tear off gutters, loosen your shingles, and cause water drainage into the home. During cold weather, water getting into your cracks can expand existing holes and make damage worse.
High winds & tornadoes: Strong winds can result in the deterioration of your shingles, missing shingles, missing flashing and the possibility of debris falling onto your roof.
Checking for Storm Damage
If you’re the type of person to brave going up on your roof post-storm, here are a few things to keep an eye out for:
- Damage with no discernable pattern
- Black hail hits
- Hits and dents that are soft to the touch or feel “bruised”
- Impact marks or sharp edges in the middle of a shingle
- Debris underneath multiple shingles
When It’s Time to Call the Pros
If you’re coming to us for storm damage, we know you’re likely already stressed about the state of your roof, insurance, and how quickly everything will get handled. Our team at Results Roofing helps customers every step of the way when it comes to roof maintenance and repair. Excellent customer service is the name of the game, whether you need a 360-degree inspection, routine maintenance, or an after-hours emergency repair. Get started today by giving us a call or filling out the form.