Understanding Storm Damage to Your Roof

With all the storms Texas has been experiencing in the last 6 months, it’s important to understand and check for Storm Damage to your roof. All the conditions we have been witnessing contribute to roof damage and roof stress.

The most damaging conditions are:

  1. Strong Winds: Excessive high winds often, are a regular part of any major storm. High winds can cause shingles to rip and crack or fly off. This can leave your home susceptible to damaging leaks
  2. Debris: Debris that flies across your roof can get lodged in places you can’t see. The impact of flying and falling debris can go unnoticed upon first inspection. Depending on the object, there can be impact damage not visible from looking at the shingles
  3. Hail: Hailstorms are short lived, but the long-term damage can be both costly and extensive. Depending on the size of the hail, it can dent or crack shingles as well as rip pieces off. Hail can cause more damage than almost any other weather condition effecting roofs
  4. Standing Water: If you have a flat roof or a roof that has gutter problems, your roof is going to suffer. Standing water can creep under your shingles and cause damage to wood materials as well as shingles

If you have experienced extreme weather in your area, it would be smart to check your roof for damage. Accurate Roofing Systems LLC will come out to check for you and give you a detailed account of the damage. But here are a few tips to follow when doing a self-check of your roof.

  1. Check Inside: Start in the attic if you can access it
  2. Check Outside: You may be able to see a lot of your roof from standing on the ground. Walk all around your house and try to assess the damage by scanning for any fallen shingles or roofing materials
  3. Using A Ladder: Make sure you are comfortable with climbing on any kind of ladder. Get a bird’s eye view of your roofing conditions

After you look, it’s important to have a professional come and look if you have any question about the condition. Getting a professional to look at it will give you exact information on damage you may have missed or were not aware of with your inspection.

Accurate Roofing Systems LLC offers a Roofing Inspection that you can trust. We understand replacing a roof can be overwhelming and we hope to make it a great experience for you.