Thunderstorms, snow and ice, tornadoes, hurricanes, and the relentless effects of weather throughout the year cause wear and sometimes extreme storm damage to your roof. Some problems are serious and obvious like when a large branch crashes down on your house. Others may not be as easy to spot like hail damage on asphalt shingles. No matter what type your roof sustains, it needs immediate attention from an expert roofing team like Maxx Leverage.
How to Spot Storm Damage on Your Roof
There are three main causes of roof damage from storms and other weather systems.
Wind – Most storms have wind, and these high velocity airflows can get under your shingles or flashing and rip them off or cause cracks and other damage. It also brings down branches from trees overhead or blows debris through the neighborhood that can crash into your roof and cause holes, cracks, and other issues.
Hail – Warm weather thunderstorms can bring hail that matters your roofing materials until it breaks or wears down. This type of damage may not be obvious at first, but each hail strike can weaken the shingles and introduce leaks or other issues.
Water – Excessive rain increases the chance of leaks. In the colder parts of the country, snow and ice build up and cause problems too. Although Florida, Louisiana, and Alabama are spared this problem, our customers in Idaho must watch out. One of the best ways to spot water damage is to look for signs of drips and leaks inside the house.
When in doubt, call out the experts. You can schedule a Maxx Leverage inspection at your convenience after extreme weather goes through. This will provide peace of mind that your family and belongings are safe and protected from future storms.
Repairs, Restoration, or Replacement
No matter what your property needs to recover from storm damage, you must act quickly to minimize other problems like internal leaks, structural issues, mold growth, and pests taking advantage of new pathways into your home. Record the storm damage, contact your homeowners insurance policy holder as soon as possible, and call out a reputable roofing company like ours to assess the damage and complete the work.
The decision to make repairs, store the roof surface, or replace it completely depends on the amount and type of storm damage sustained, how old the roof was originally, and your budget. This is why working with an experienced roof team matters so much. We offer full inspections, transparent price quotes, clear communication about your options, a wide variety of roofing materials to match your home’s style, and guarantees of a job well done. After the stress of a severe storm, we understand the need for the peace of mind that comes with trusting service providers dedicated to helping you recover as quickly and comfortably as possible.