Most property owners know that wind, rain, hail, snow, and other stormy weather conditions can have a harsh effect on their roofs. Nevertheless, most forms of storm damage are not immediate or obvious to the naked eye. Storm related roof damage can appear much less severe than it actually is. Believe it or not, even the mildest storms can cause roof damage which, left untreated, can lead to further destruction and significant safety risks. Read on for some easy tips on how to detect if your roof has suffered from storm related damage. The structural integrity, beauty, and longevity of your roof can be destroyed by the following storm conditions and more:
Today we’re highlighting a few forms of storm damage, how to spot them, and what you can do to repair or prevent them.
Harsh winds are strong enough to remove granules from shingles or completely rip off the shingles themselves, exposing the roof and roof framework to water damage. Inspect your roof after a storm for eroded or missing shingles after a storm, especially if you notice internal roof leaks or water damage on your ceilings or walls. Other types of roofs can be damaged by debris blown by harsh winds, which can cause erosion, cracks, and other forms of roof damage. Be sure to inspect your roof for damage regularly.
A sturdy, well-constructed roof is not usually affected by the rain. However, any existing damage or points of poor construction will lead to further damage at the onset of rain. Prevent wood rot, roof leaks, and water damage by making sure to repair any existing cracks, holes, misalignment, or weak spots prior to a rainstorm.
Snow, Ice, and Hail Damage
With a simple visual inspection, it’s easy to detect the signs of snow, ice, and hail damage after a storm. Hail leaves dents about half the size of the hailstones, fractures, cracks, or splits in your roof depending on the material it is make out of. Hailstorms can even cause soft spots or signs of erosion in roofs depending on the size of hailstones. Ice that forms in cold weather following a rain or snowstorm damages your roof by blocking downspouts and gutters, which causes water to collect and weaken your roof. One of the worse forms of storm damage comes from snow. Snow not only leads to water damage but can lead to severe destruction of your roof’s structural integrity due to it’s heavy weight. The easiest way to prevent these 3 types of storm damage is by regularly inspecting your roof, repairing or replacing broken or weak areas of your roof, and keeping your roof clear of water, snow, and ice after a storm. This can easily be done by calling your local roofing contractor for professional roof service.
Aqua Barriers is the professional roofing company you can count on. Our team of experienced roofing experts is specially trained to detect and treat various forms of storm related roof damage – whether it’s mild or severe. Because we believe in providing the best to our clients, each and every roofing contractor at Aqua Barriers is trained and certified to use the best products in our industry. For more information, call us at for a free estimate or to request roofing service today. Don’t delay! The beauty and strength of your roof is at further risk of damage with each passing snowflake,