With the recent influx of storms, and continuously changing weather conditions, we thought it would be a good time to discuss how bad weather impacts your roof? There are numerous people who would first think of protecting the doors and windows, but your roof stands as the first line of defense against freezing temperatures, intense heat, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. Even if you don’t notice the damage right away, either of these over the period of time, will wreak havoc.
Most of the time, people turn their attention elsewhere if they don’t notice any visible signs of damage but their roofing systems may be damaged and still look fine to the untrained eye. That is why, we always recommend to get regular roof inspections after extreme weather conditions.
So, now let’s proceed to the elements of these weather conditions that can impact your roofing systems.
While the roofs do their job of protecting the home from the rain, but it doesn’t mean that they’re built as waterproof. Depending on the severity of rainfall and reliability of previously installed roofing systems, your roof may sustain water damage. For example, missing shingles or tiles, can allow the water to seep into your home and is often the culprit for leaky attics. If you’ll neglect your roof, you are more likely to experience water damage.
This interesting phenomenon is caused when the temperature drops and rain freezes into hail. Unfortunately, it’s extremely inimical to homes, cars and properties resulting in millions of dollars in damages every year. The problem is that you can’t do much to avoid damages caused by a hailstorm. The best thing is to schedule a roof inspection to check for any damages.
Severe windstorms can really harm your roof. The most common is the ripping and damaging of shingles or sections of roof. It can leave missing shingles and can loosen your tiles or gutter system. If the wind speeds are high enough, they may cause damage in the structural frame of your roofs.
In certain situations, extreme heat can be even scarier than other types of weather conditions. The prolonged exposure of your roof to heat, can cause both internal and external damages. It can cause roofing materials to deteriorate over time and shorten the age of your roof.
How to Combat Extreme Weather Conditions
It’s a fact that extreme weather conditions do affect your roof condition and over time, can cause expensive damages. While the extreme weather might not cause the detrimental situation right away, ignoring or waiting can make you regret the decision of not getting it inspected by a professional roofing expert like the ones at Roofworks and Constructions. It’s an investment well worth making.
To schedule a roof inspection today with Roofworks & Construction, give us a call at 832-685-8730.