How Storm Damage Affects Your Roof
Who doesn’t love a nice rainy day every now and then? It’s the perfect chance to sit at home, relax and catch up on some of your favorite television shows. Except, sometimes, that nice rainy day turns into a terrible thunderstorm, or worse, a hurricane. Storms are unpredictable. There’s no way to know whether or not damage will occur, which can make you feel pretty helpless.
Rather than stressing out about potential storm damage, let’s do something more effective -- educate! By educating yourself on how storm damage can affect your roof, you will be able to catch the issue early on and get it handled before it causes worse damage to your home. Here are a few examples how storm damage can affect your roof:
Wind is one of the most common causes behind roof damage, especially in the south during hurricane season. Strong winds have the capability to break or blow shingles off your roof. When this happens, there’s the possibility that your home will suffer water damage or leaks. If water seeps down into the underlayment, it can rot the roof deck. Unfortunately, all it takes is one or two shingles for this to become a big problem! You should have a professional roofer come do an inspection just in case the damage is more prevalent than what meets the eye.
If you live in a house or own a commercial property that is surrounded by trees, then tree damage is likely a fear you might have. Strong storms and hurricanes have the ability to uproot trees or knock down large limbs. If a tree falls onto your roof during a storm, it could puncture a hole in the surface of the roof. This can lead to water damage in addition to roof damage. While tree damage is usually an easy fix, there may be instances where the entire roof has to be replaced. Again, the best way to know the extremity of the damage you’re facing is by calling the professionals at Alliance Roofing for an inspection.
If you’ve ever been through a hail storm, then you know the effect it can have on your roof and vehicles. However, for those who haven’t, it’s important to know what type of damage to search for. Hail, small or large, can make the granules come off of your roof shingles. While you might not think this is a big deal, granules are responsible for protecting your roof from the sun’s UV rays. Over time, UV rays can take a toll on shingles and cause them to wear, crack or blow off.
If you believe your home or commercial property is in need of a roof inspection, contact the experienced professionals at Alliance Roofing. Our team takes pride in offering high quality, cost-effective services to residents and business owners in Baldwin and Mobile County.