Roof Repair | After a Storm | It’s critical that home and business owners perform inspections of their roofs after a storm and invest in immediate roof repair through a professional roofing firm. Strong winds, rainstorms and hurricanes can a cause a vast amount of seen and unseen damage to a roof that can expand and worsen without repair.
Types of Storm Damage
Different types of storms cause both similar and different forms of damage. High winds during any type of storm can pull up the corners of the roof, shingles or flashing. As many homeowners know, high winds can even pull any of these roof elements and related hardware away entirely.
This damage, along with cracks, shingle wear and other types of damage, often leads to water, when applicable during rainstorms and hurricanes, leaking into and through roofing materials. The water then leaks into the attic and walls of the structure beneath the roof resulting in damaged insulation and structural support materials and mold growth.
The Waiting Game
Many home and business owners wait days, weeks and even months after a storm to inspect their roofs. Given that structural weakness can cause a roof to collapse and different types of mold can take hold quickly after a storm, it is important that you never wait to inspect your roof.
After a storm, your best bet is to hire a certified roofing contractor to inspect your roof and repair any damage. A professional roofer will know how to deal with all aspects of roof repair. They will have experience with a variety of roofing materials, including shingles, tile, concrete, wood and metal. They will also be well-versed in remediation processes, including debris removal, spot repair, re-roofing or roof replacement, dehumidification, moisture control, mold removal, waterproofing and gutter repair and replacement.
Do not allow slight damage after a storm to have the time to become something far worse that requires expensive repairs. Call us after the next storm to schedule a roof inspection!