In Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and beyond, the storms that arrive each year can bring heavy winds, ferocious rain, and even the occasional hail storm. Keeping your roof in good shape despite wild weather means prepping your roof, as well as dealing with the possible roof damage that can result from particularly harsh weather.
If you’ve recently experienced a damaging storm and are concerned about your roof, here are a few projects you can undertake, as well as what you can look for, to assess storm damage to your roof.
What Does Wind Do to Your Roof?
Wind, rain, and stormy weather are a threat to homeowners across the United States.
It’s essential to inspect your roof regularly whether you live in an area like Arizona with its torrential rains during the monsoon season or North Texas, where heavy storms and windy conditions can rip the shingles right off your roof.
In many cases, the first place you’ll see damage on your roof from a storm is along the edges where wind can grab the singles and rip them off the roof or dislodge them. Missing and displaced shingles can lead to leaks and flooding within your home the next time a storm blows through your town.
Give Your Roof a Preliminary Inspection
It’s usually a good idea to give your roof a basic inspection whether you’ve just had a new roof installed or you’ve had it for twenty years or more. Wind and rain can significantly impact your shingles, and it’s vital to keep ahead of any damage you see and get it repaired quickly.
According to station WTSP in Tampa, Florida, wind speeds of just 20 to 38 miles an hour can prove damaging.
“Tropical depression strength winds are going to blow down some branches, maybe a fence, do some light damage like that around the community.”
A weak roof could experience more than expected damage even with winds from a minor storm. A yearly inspection of the structural integrity of the shingles is a good idea. Your roofing contractor can perform a proper inspection, but you can also take a cursory look of your roof to see if the storm resulted in any noticeable damage.
Tip: You don’t need to get on your home’s roof to examine its condition. Check the attic and see if there’s any water or visible wet spots that indicate a leak.
Contact a Roofing Professional for Advice on Repair
There are a few common types of roofing repairs that your home may need after a massive storm unless your home experienced catastrophic damage, which can render a home uninhabitable for some time.
Here are three common repairs you may need for your roof after it experiences storm damage.
Your gutters help prevent flooding inside your home, from the attic to the basement (if you have one), and you may need them cleared or repaired after a storm.
Damage to the flashing on your roof that surrounds components like your chimney and vents may require repair to stop leaks.
Missing and dislodged shingles can lead to leaks, too, and may need repair to prevent those leaks from getting even worse during the next storm.
Enlist Anderson Industrial Roofing to Assist with Your Repair
No matter the size of your roof, Anderson Industrial Roofing can assist with your roofing repair. Ensure the safety of your employees if you own a business, and make sure your family remains safe if you own a home with assistance and repair from Anderson Industrial Roofing. Contact us today to see how we can help you recover from storm damage to your roof.