Your roofing system is the first line of defense for your home or business during severe weather and storms—and it takes a beating for all its hard work! It is important to know how different weather can impact your home’s roofing and the steps you should take to immediately identify and repair damages:
- Wind:Strong winds are one of the most common causes of roof damage in residential and commercial structures. Wind gusts can rip off roof tiles and shingles and can also damage your wooden roofing frame.
- Rain:A secure roof is rarely damaged by rain, but if it has missingor cracked tiles or shingles, or any other damage, water can quickly penetrate your roofing structure and find its way into your
- Hail:Hailstorms can cause massive damage to homes and businesses. They can create fractures in all types of roofing materials, weakening your entire roof.
- Trees:Strong storms can send broken branches, debris, and entire trees onto roofs, causing extensive damage to roofing tiles, shingles, and frames.
The Importance of Immediate Inspection Following a Severe Storm
Just because you don’t immediately see any leaks inside your home after a severe storm, doesn’t mean your roof wasn’t damaged. It is highly advisable to look for lifted or missing shingles; standing water on the roof; bubbles in the roof; and bent, crooked, or gapped fascia, gutters, and downspouts. Do not walk on your roof to perform your inspection. The severe weather may have weakened areas, making them dangerous for inexperienced homeowners to walk on. You may perform your inspection from the ground with binoculars or from a ladder if your home is a single storey, but your best bet is to have it inspected by a professional roofing contractor.
Rely on Reset Roofing
After the next severe storm, call Reset Roofing to perform a thorough inspection and repair any damages before the next storm arrives. Ignored or delayed repairs will likely result in costlier repairs and could lead to complete roof replacement. Our team have an extensive understanding about roofing, but we also know how to work with insurance companies and assist with your insurance claims. At Reset Roofing, we constantly strive to exceed our customers’ expectations and only employ the highest quality craftsmen in the Metro Atlanta market. Contact us to inspect your home after a serious storm or to schedule a regular routine roof inspection today—together we can protect your home!