Storm damage comes in a variety of ways. The more obvious of these is during natural disasters such as tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes. But even harsh winds and hail storms have the capability of leaving you with costly repairs. The roof damage alone is enough to put a dent in your bank account. A few things to take into consideration if you that feel your property has suffered roof storm damage:
Harsh winds can tear the shingles from your roof causing them to split and crack. It is also possible for them to be removed entirely. Should enough shingles be removed, then you may need to have the entire roof replaced.
Damage to the Sealing Strip
Powerful wind can lift your shingles causing a break in the sealing strip. This is the kind of roof damage you will want to check for immediately following a storm. The damages are not always obvious and left unchecked will cause your roof to leak over time.
Dents from a Hail Storm
Dents are the most common types of roof damage following a hail storm. You can receive dents to the shingles, gutters, spouts, and vents. Similar to harsh winds, a hail storm can also break the sealing strip beneath the shingles.
Wind and rain can wash away granules from shingles and relocate them to the gutter. Excessive shingle granules can clog up the gutter stopping excess water from flowing properly down the spout. Roof damage leads to granule loss which in turn leads to more roof damage. Granule loss can occur by storms, blistering heat, and natural aging wear and tear. It pays to maintain upkeep on your roof to prevent further problems due to granule loss.
Don’t Delay Roof Damage Repair
After a storm, time is of the essence. It is crucial that you get your roof inspected right away. If slow to act, then you run the risk of roof leaks entering your home. Secondary water damage will only further your issues over the course of time. It is also possible if enough roof damage has been done, to allow cold air to enter freely into your home. You then run the risk of exposure to the elements and an increase in your utility bill. It may be time to call in a storm damage restoration team.
It always pays to be well prepared for whatever the future brings. This is also why you should have a restoration company you know and trust. Mission Restorations has experts in fire, water, and mold restoration. If ever in need of services, don’t hesitate to call the best damage restoration team in Charlotte and its surrounding areas at 704-727-2000.