Storm Damages And Your Roof

There are many things that can cause you to need roofing repairs throughout the years. Age is a big factor because a roof that's nearing the end of its lifespan should just be replaced instead of trying to get away with repairs at that point. Another factor that can cause roofing problems is poor installation practices. This is another thing that can lead to the need for a full replacement of the roof. One of the big factors that can cause a roof to need repairs is storm damage. You'll be able to learn a great deal of information on storm-damaged roofs in the content you'll find below.: 

How can roofs be damaged from storms?

There are so many ways that storms can damage roofs, either directly or indirectly. Once you realize some of the ways the roof can end up with storm damage, you will be better off. Some different ways storms can damage roofs include: 

  • High winds blow shingles right off the roof
  • High winds cause damage to the edges of the roof 
  • Large debris like tree branches get thrown on the roof and cause damage
  • Hail hits the roof and damages the surface
  • Hail or wind can cause the flashing to be damaged
  • Strong winds, rain, or hail can knock many granules off the roof
  • Snow can cause ice dams that can cause water to back up and leak in the house
  • Ice dams can cause damage to the rain gutters, and they can cause loose shingles
  • Heavy rains can cause pooling water that increases the likeliness of leaks occurring

How can you tell that your roof has been damaged by a storm?

Some roofs are designed, so you can see most of them from the ground. In other cases, you can use a drone if you want to see the roof, and you don't feel safe climbing on a ladder. With serious storm damage, you can see anything from missing shingles or broken tiles to broken parts of the eaves or gutters. 

You may see signs of damage that come in the form of shingle granules in the gutters or shingles lying in the yard. If you see signs of damage, call the roofer to come out for a storm damage roofing repair. However, you should still have the roofer come out even if you don't see damage if you had a very serious storm come through, or if you have any other reason to suspect problems.