When a storms hit, the damage they can cause your home is immeasurable. That’s why it’s every homeowner’s responsibility to invest in quality roofing and maintenance. It also helps to keep a dependable roofer’s contact details handy should unforeseen circumstances for emergency roof repair arise.
Here are four types of damages caused by storms and how you should deal with them:
1. Wind Damage
Even when a storm has no rain or hail, your roof can still sustain damage. Strong winds can create stress points on a roof and, over time, weaken and compromise it. Look for missing and damaged shingles on your roof or around your property. If this type of damage covers less than 30% of the entire roof, a swift roofing project can address the problem.
2. Hail Damage
Any hail storm can create long-term problems for a home. Look for shingles or bits of roofing missing. Penetration of asphalt shingles or wooden shake leads to leaks, water damage and rot. After a heavy storm, make sure to assess the damage with the help of a qualified roofing contractor. They will inspect your roof and identify problems.
3. Water Damage
Water intrusion will work its way down to the foundation of a property. It will compromise the structural integrity of the house, pose a fire threat and result in mold. You need to address water damage without delay. Hire a licensed roofing contractor to repair the damage and leak-proof your home. Hire professional mold remediation services to deal with roof leak mold.
4. Impact Damage
Impact damage is not always immediately noticeable. It may cause latent damage that can, over time, result in premature aging of the shingles. Latent damage may not be visible until months or years later and can be difficult to assess. A complete roof replacement is often recommended for this type of damage. If the damage is only done to one plane of the roof, a partial replacement of only the damaged plane may be possible.
If you have roof damage caused by any of the above factors, don’t procrastinate. Get it fixed immediately. Storm Master Construction and Roofing would love to help you. Call us at (817) 717-5348 for quality roofing products and services. We serve clients in Fort Worth, TX, and nearby areas.