Identifying and Preventing Storm Damage to Your Roof

Identifying and Preventing Storm Damage to Your Roof

Texas residents are no stranger to violent storms. When a bad storm hits and you and your family are safe inside your home, your roof is likely taking a beating. High winds, hail, heavy rain, and lightning all pose a potential risk to the longevity of your roof. One way to minimize the effects of storm damage on a roof is to identify problems before they snowball into more serious complications.

  • Leaks in your roof or ceiling
  • Shingle debris collecting in gutters or downspouts
  • Bruises or dented shingles
  • Pooling water
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracked or broken shingles
  • Dents on vents, gutters or flashing

Having a leak or hole in your roof is a worst-case scenario for homeowners. Damaged or missing shingles is a huge contributing factor to leaks. When water is allowed to pool in areas where shingles are missing, the foundation of the roof will begin to rot. This can lead to holes, leaks and a collapsed roof. These problems are expensive to repair and can cause damage to other areas of your home.

Another common cause of roof damage is from trees or tree branches that are dislodged due to high winds. This can cause a number of serious issues, including structural damage to the home.

Inspecting your roof for damage is extremely dangerous. It is important to hire a trained professional, not only to prevent accidents that can incur from climbing onto a roof, but to accurately assess any damage that the roof may have incurred. Having a detailed inspection from a trained professional will allow you to accurately file an insurance claim for any necessary repairs that are required due to storm damage, as well as provide you with peace of mind knowing that your roof is secure.

If your Dallas or Fort Worth home has been hit by a storm, or you have any reason to suspect that there has been damage to your roof, contact the certified roofers at Mid Cities Roofing, Inc for your free estimate.