Your roof is designed to be sturdy to withstand the daily harsh weather – scorching sun, snowfall, rain, and wind. Every day, your roof takes a beating from all of these outside elements, but it may not get damaged easily. But when a tropical storm hits your home, your roof is one of the most severely affected parts of your home. No matter how durable your roof is or the materials are of great quality, your roof will suffer the most when a storm hits your home.
Recently tropical storm Isaias hit the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States. It is under category one hurricane, which has caused massive power outages across many states, flooding in some areas, and causing many roof damages.
A storm, especially strong ones, can wreak havoc to your roof. Ever notice how sharp gusts of winds can lift and curl your roof shingles? Depending on how severe the storm is, your roof may end up with a lot of debris on it, which can cause damage too such as tree branches and tree limbs. On the other hand, standing water can also cause severe problems for your roof. This occurs when your roof doesn’t have proper drainage. As a result, water moisture can penetrate the underlayment.
Do you need a roof repair?
After a big storm, it is important to inspect your roof for damage to determine if you need a repair or replacement. Here are some ways on how you can tell if your roof needs a repair or not:
- Tree or debris going through the roof: not only does your roof need obvious immediate attention and repair, but it is also crucial to remove yourself and whoever else is in the home to a safe place.
- Ripped or missing shingles: keep an eye out for gaps, rips, curls in the shingles. If damaged shingles are left untreated, this can cause further damage to the roof and home structure.
- Water spots on the ceiling: You may not see physical damage to the shingles but after years of wear and tear, it may be time to replace them.
- Dimples/dents: Many tropical storms include hail which, depending on the size, can create dents or dimples on the roof.
Hire a reliable roofing company for all your roof repair/restoration needs
Dealing with the aftereffect of a tropical storm, such as power outages, in this summer season and while in the middle of a pandemic is very dangerous. When you consider repairing your roof, it is important that you work with a roofing company that you can trust. Contact Davis Roofing for further information.