It’s a fact of life that cannot be avoided: weather takes a serious toll on your roof. However, you can ensure that you and your roof are prepared as best as possible for whatever Mother Nature throws at you. The most common culprits of roof damage are severe winds, falling trees and debris, snow and ice buildup, torrential rains, and hail.
Roof Damage Caused by Severe Winds
A strong wind can exasperate current roof issues as well as create new ones. Loose roofing materials such as shingles, drip edge, flashing, ridge vents, and facia boards can be further loosened, ripped, or even torn off by strong gusts. If the wind is coupled with rain, this can have the compounded negative effect of exposing the non-waterproof parts of your roof to rain and moisture. Furthermore, if such damage goes unnoticed, this can lead to serious problems down the line that may require larger roof repair projects or full roof replacement.
Roof Damage Caused by Falling Trees and Debris
Due to wind or simply to old age, limbs, branches, and whole trees can fall on your home during storms and cause catastrophic damage. The best way to prepare for this is to remove the risk. A thorough inspection of your property should be carried out frequently and potentially troublesome trees should be pruned or cut down entirely. A falling tree can do much more than just damage your home, therefore it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Roof Damage Caused by Snow and Ice Buildup
Snow and ice build up can cause a wide variety of roof issues. The sheer weight of either can cause buckling and pooling. Snow or ice pulled off by gravity or removed by inappropriate roof shoveling techniques can damage the underlying shingles, loosen shingles and flashing, or tear off gutters altogether. Additionally, ice dams caused by melting and refreezing snow and ice slowly break down various aspects of your roof. Since they are often frozen, the true extent might not be noticeable until it begins to melt.
Roof Damage Caused by Torrential Rainfall
In addition to leakage, strong rainstorms can actually wear away the protective coating on your shingles and roofing materials, making them less effective and more susceptible to damage in the future.
Roof Damage Caused by Hail
When you think of roof damage, you probably don’t think about hail. However, depending upon the size of the hailstone, hail can cause serious roof issues such as holes in roofing materials that severely reduce or completely diminish their integrity. These small holes, when exposed to weathering events, can grow in size and become real issues.
Storm Damage Happens, RoofPRO is Here to Help You Prepare and React
Though the professional roofing team at RoofPRO can’t prevent these weather events from happening, we can help you take every step possible to mitigate storm damage to your roof. Through our preventative roof inspection and roof maintenance plan, we can provide you with the peace of mind that your roof is as ready as it can be for storms to come. If and when storms end up causing damage to your roof and home, our emergency roof repair services will have your roof back to normal as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Let RoofPRO Prepare Your Roof for the Worst
Since 2003, RoofPRO has provided businesses and residents of the Baltimore and Washington metro area with high quality, consistent, and reliable roofing services. We have expanded our business and built our reputation through professionalism, trustworthiness, and the highest level of craftsmanship. We have the knowledge and know how to take on any job and to do it right the first time. Give us a call (410-428-6806) or request a quote online today to see how RoofPRO can put its reputation to work for you!
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