One thing keeps a homeowner on edge: storm damage. A storm can cause all sorts of problems for your roofing system. The more you know about them, the easier it is to tell if you need to call our team of experts for professional storm damage repair services. Here’s a quick rundown of the different types of storm damage and what you can do about it.
Moisture damage often occurs due to water runoff from the rain getting past the roof’s shingles and underlayment. Moisture damage is a “progressive” problem, starting off as small roof leaks and eventually spreading to more vulnerable parts of the roof. Having the roof checked after a storm is necessary for preventing any leaks that may have occurred from doing any significant damage.
Strong winds can blow away a few shingles off the roofing system, making it vulnerable to leaks. Exceptionally strong winds might even blow off entire portions of the roof, warranting the need for comprehensive roofing services. Reducing wind damage is mostly about preparation rather than reaction, and calling our experts to check and prepare your roof even just days before the next forecasted storm is recommended.
Weak tree branches can break because of strong winds and come crashing down your roof. Sheet metal from stop signs or plywood can get launched high enough that they land on your roof and damage the surface. Although there’s no real way of avoiding impact damage, it’s possible to minimize the risks by clearing the area surrounding your home and trimming down nearby tree branches prior to a storm.
Although the chances are quite rare, hailstorms can happen alongside storms and hurricanes. Large hailstones can cause dents and even punch holes through thin shingles or metal roofing. You can file for a storm damage insurance claim to have hail damage fixed, but it’s much better to avoid the problem by choosing our roofing products, which are rated to withstand moderate hail damage.
Protect your home from the troubles brought about by storm damage. Willi Roofing Services is the leading source of storm damage services in Austin, Lakeway and Pflugerville, TX. Call us at (512) 504-7900, or fill out this contact form to get started.