How Severe Weather Affects your Roof



How Severe Weather Affects your Roof

 

Your roof acts as the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your home against severe weather. Severe weather affects your roof gradually over time and go unnoticed. Especially if you do not carry out regular roof inspections. Extreme severe weather like hailstorms, heavy rains, and heat can also cause significant damage to your roof.

Living in Lubbock, Tx and the surrounding cities. You understand our weather is slightly crazy. It’s important to know how storms and weather have an impact on your homes roofing. Below is a guide to help you understand how severe weather affects your roof structure.

Hailstorm Damage

Hailstorms are a common weather occurrence that hits different cities, especially during spring. They cause damages worth billions of dollars to homes and businesses. The reason why they are so dangerous is because they cause major damage to roofs, windows, sidings, vehicles and just about anything that is outside. Regardless of the type of roofing material you use, hailstorms can create small or large fractures in the roof shingles or tiles and end up weakening the entire roof.

Over time, small cracks will get bigger and cause sections of your roof to tear and fall off. The damage caused will depend on the intensity of the hailstorm and how big it was. To prevent substantial roof damage from hailstorms, contact a professional roofing contractor for an inspection. Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming everything is okay only to be surprised when the next hailstorm hits.

Wind Damage

Storms are usually accompanied by fast moving and strong winds that wreak havoc along their path. We all know Lubbock is known for these strong winds! Strong wind storms are one of the most common causes of roof damage in residential and commercial structures. As the winds get stronger, roof tiles and shingles become loose and fall off your roof. Leaving your home susceptible to leaks and other dangers. Strong storms not only damage your roof but can also damage your wooden roofing frame.

After a storm, it’s advisable to check the condition of your roof. If there is any visible damage, you should call an experienced roofing contractor to do a thorough inspection and repair the damage as soon as possible.

Tree Damage

If your home is surrounded by any large trees, you are at a higher risk of possible property damage when a storm hits. Your roof faces the greatest risk of damage from broken branches, debris or falling trees due to strong storm winds. In most cases, falling trees cause extensive damage to roof tiles, shingles, and even roofing frames. If the damage caused is small, it can be fixed quickly to prevent rain from trickling into your home.

For extensive damage, you will need to contact roofing experts who can provide more reliable repair and installation solutions to prevent future storm damage. Such experts recommend getting rid of any trees or cutting off branches that pose a risk to your home, especially in storm-prone areas.

Heat Damage

In Texas heat is a major concern for housing and building structures, and roof damage is common. Extreme heat can be as harmful to your roof as other extreme weather conditions. Due to the prolonged exposure to the sun’s heat, your roof will age faster than in more favorable environments. Damage occurs both inside and out of your roofing system causing your tiles or shingles to curl up, tear or even crack.

If you’ve noted a change in your roofing structure such as tile or shingle position or a rise in indoor temperatures. You should talk to experienced roofing contractor.

 

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