Today, our residential roofing services team is discussing the impact summer hail and storms can have on your roof. Learn more about the risks and warning signs of damage below.
How Summer Hail and Storms Are Impacting Your Roof
Hail damage can wreak havoc on our roofs. Every piece of hail that hits your roof has the potential of creating small indentations. Overtime, these small indentations can lead to cracks, causing water leaks and interior water damage.
In addition to the damage they inflict on your actual roof, hail can also cause damage to your guttering and downspouts. When this damage occurs, your guttering system is no longer able to properly move water away from your home. This can cause damage throughout your entire home, including pooling water on the roof, water damage on your walls, damage to your foundation, and potential flooding in your basement.
A hailstorm is never just a hailstorm. It brings with it strong winds and rain as well, which can both cause damage on their own. Heavy enough winds have the ability to not only rip a shingle right off your roof, but they can remove the underlayment and damage the entire roofing structure as well.
Heavy winds not only have the power to rip shingles off of your roof, but they can also bring down tree limbs, branches, and even powerlines or lampposts if they are strong enough. When this happens and your roof is in the debri’s line of movement, it can puncture your roof creating an area for water to leak in.
Heavy rain alone can also damage your roof, especially when there is existing damage from one of the above issues, such as an unrepaired cracked shingle or missing tile. When pre-existing damage is not taken care of by a residential roofing services provider, water can leak into your roofing structure causing a number of problems including water damage, mold, wood rot, and more.
What should you do after a storm?
After every storm it is important that you start by assessing the damage you can see from the ground and leave the rest to the professional residential roofing services providers. An will be able to safely climb on your roof or use drone technology to conduct a thorough inspection.
After the inspection, your residential roofing services specialist will give you their recommendations for repair and it is important that you act as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, roofing damage does not clear up on its own and will only get worse with time. Protect yourself and your family by taking care of repairs.
Summer storms, while frustrating, are a fact of life in this area of the country and that is why the Farha Roofing team is here to help you! Give our team a call to schedule a post-storm inspection and we’ll come up with a plan customized for you and your home.