Warm weather is on its way, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t have any storms. As spring continues, it’s inevitable to have the sky decide it’s time to precipitate. Harsh weather is one of the most damaging things your roof can go through. While protecting your home and loved ones against the weather is the roof’s job, it isn’t invulnerable. Look out for signs of storm damage so you’ll know if your roof needs repair. To make sure your roof is in its best shape, get a roof inspection from a professional after a storm.
High-speed winds are one of the most common aspects of any storm. They can take a major toll on your roofing. Shingles that have already taken damage are at risk of flying off in extremely high winds. Shingles can also pull up from their spaces and flap in the wind, causing major granule loss and excessive damage to the shingles themselves. Winds can cause problems, and make problems worse.
Hail impacts are notorious for causing incredible amounts of damage to roofs. The falling ice can crack, tear, and completely dislodge shingles. If you find shingle granules, bits of shingles, or even full shingles you definitely need some repairs on your roof. These shingles that have taken damage are a major issue, as the shingles are the shields your roof uses to protect its more sensitive internal components. Without all the proper shingles, your roof can go from perfectly fine, to nearly irreparable.
Water damage is not only a sign of recent storm damage but in many cases also a sign of damage from previous storms. Once your roofing is damaged, water can flow into areas that are highly vulnerable to water damage. That’s how roofs end up with leaks and even serious structural water damage. If water damage goes unchecked, the roof itself can even cave in. All from something small, like water leaking into the roof because of a missing shingle.
The main factors of storm damage are wind damage, hail damage, and water damage. Seeing any of these signs of storm damage means that you need a professional to get onto your roof and repair it. Without repairs, roof damage can quickly become excess and turn from a simp,e repair to an entire roof replacement. If you think you may have roof damage, or aren’t quite sure, your best bet is to get a professional to inspect your roof. A trusted professional will be able to safely get onto your roof and assess the damage without trying to lock you into anything. If you need help inspecting the roof of a home, contact us! We believe that Colorado Springs roofing contractors should offer a professional and stress-free service. Hennessey Roofing is an expert at inspecting and installing roofing and will start right away. We have intimate knowledge of all the permits required for roofing projects. Call us today to schedule your free estimate or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in contact shortly!