How Storms Can Affect and Damage Your Roof

Here we will be looking at the importance of roof care when you have a mortgage.

Hail, rain, harsh winds, and snow can all affect your roof. After any storm, check your roof immediately to see what damage has occurred. After a visual inspection from the ground contact a professional roofer to have them inspect it again so they can start on the repairs necessary.

Hailstorms can crack roof shingles or tiles. They can also fracture the shingles which can weaken the whole roof. If this is not taken care of quickly they can get larger and cause the entire roof to rip apart.

Rain causes damage by exacerbating any leaks that are already present. Wind, especially severe wind from storms or tornados, can tear shingles and tiles away from the roof and cause severe problems. These storms can literally rip the roof off of your home. If you have any spots on your ceiling it is an indication that some of the shingles have been damaged and leaks have begun from harsh rain or wind.

Snow may not seem like it can do much to affect a roof. It can when it piles up and gets icy. This puts a lot of weight on the roof and can weaken it causing it to collapse into the home.

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Check your gutters to see if there are any cracks or tears in the metal after a storm. If your roof and gutters were damaged severely, get yourself and your family somewhere safe and call 911. If moderate damage occurred, contact your local roofer. They will set about getting repairs done immediately.

If you have a legitimate insurance claim, your roofing company can help with filing it. They will work with your insurer to get the claim filed and get paid directly from the insurance company. This speeds up the repairs and takes a lot of stress off of your shoulders at an already difficult time.

Storms and harsh weather can easily damage a roof. Depending on where you live, certain storms may be more common than others. When you buy a new roof, make sure to consult with your local roofing company to find a durable material that will withstand the harshest weather conditions it will be exposed to.

Damage may not happen immediately. It can happen gradually after several storms. This is why it is so important to check your roof right after any serious weather occurs. If you notice any tears, curls or other damage, have your roof inspected by certified roof contractors right away.