The roof of your home or business property takes a beating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Besides the scorching sun throughout the summers and snowfall during the winters, the roofing system has to withstand strong winds and heavy rains. These harsh weather conditions can cause significant damage to the roof, and the impact can even extend to the property interiors.
It is important to know how to deal with storm damage to your roof. Let us help you understand the types of roof damage that can happen due to strong windstorms.
Windstorms can be of different intensities. While the less severe, sharp gusts of wind often lift and curl the roof shingles that create the potential for leakage, high winds can tear or remove the shingles, which leaves the underlayment, waterproofing material, roof deck exposed to the elements. The extent of such damage is even more, when hurricanes or gale-force winds lash the region. Wind damage to the roof can also include missing flashing and loosened ridge vents.
Hailstorms can compromise the integrity of the roofing system in a big way, bruising all kinds of roofing materials. Even during short storms lasting about 10-15 minutes, the hailstones can dent/crack the shingles, knock shingle granules loose, and leave holes in the roof. Hailstorms can affect both the aesthetic appearance and structural strength of the roof adversely.
Rainwater is one of the most common causes of roof damage. While damage to shingles from the other types of storms leads to roof leaks after rainfall, standing water (usually on flat roofs without proper drainage) allows moisture to penetrate the underlayment. Heavy rains can also result in clogged gutters that send roof runoff backing up under the shingles, causing rot and damage.
Storm damage to the roof is not always easily visible. The best thing for you would be to call in professionals for a roof inspection after a heavy storm for damage assessment. You should opt for experienced and reputable roofers who can be trusted to inspect your roofing system diligently, provide an accurate appraisal report, and recommend the most suitable measures to fix the damages.
You are advised not to take the storm damage to the roof lightly and get the required repairs made at the earliest by proven pros.
When it comes to storm damage roof repair in your home or commercial property in the Auburn, WA area, you cannot hire just any local roofing company. Get in touch with Tedrick’s Roofing for the most professional repair solutions to restore a roof damaged by wind, rain, or hail. We are available at (206) 824-3440.