Storms can cause major damage to your roof, creating a mess of broken tiles, bent metal, missing panels and severe water damage. The high winds, extreme rainfall, changes in temperature and other factors can mean major repairs for your roof. These repairs can add up quickly, and if you don’t deal with them soon enough, you can end up paying a lot more for further damage later on.
Be sure to call your roofing specialist whenever you think severe weather has caused damage to your roof. Even if the damage seems minor, it could be hiding underlying problems that are not obvious on a first look. A seasoned professional will be able to catch these and prevent them from becoming much worse and much more expensive to fix.
Types of Storm Damage
If you have a metal roof, then storms can warp or bend the metal, creating runoff problems and an unsightly-looking roof. Roofs with shingles could lose some of those shingles and start to look patchy. Wooden roofs may suffer rotting, especially if they are not properly protected.
As storms beat on your roof, they can damage flashing, which are roof apparatus that protect seams and the edges of your roof from leaks and other forms of damage. These will probably need to be replaced once they are damaged.
High winds can force branches and other debris onto your roof, creating cracks and holes and severely weakening your roof. You may not even realize the damage being done until a roofing professionals inspects the roof for you. A lot of the damage can happen under the outer surface of the roof, on the underlying support structure.
Water may leak through the roof but not be noticeable from the outside. You may only see that leaking if you get a look in where the insulation and support beams are.
Storms can bring hail with them, which often creates noticeable damage to your roof. They can chip away at stone roofs, create dents or cracking in other types of material and cause a lot of widespread minor damage that really adds up and shortens your roof’s lifespan.