Your roof is built to endure all kinds of weather conditions. This also means it’s the first thing to be affected when exposed to the harsh elements. Understanding how weather affects your roof can help you better take care of it.
While you may not think much about the sun shining almost every day, you need to be aware of how it can lead to roof wear and tear and deterioration. If you have a metal roof installed then you should be fine. However, if you have an asphalt shingle roof, constant exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause them to crack or buckle, compromising the entire system’s performance.
Your roof protects you, your family and your belongings against rain. However, long-term wear and tear and a lack of maintenance can cause water to penetrate the inner layers of your roofing structure. Water stains visible on your ceilings and walls are an indication that leaks may have already caused significant damage to your roofing system. Things can get worse when a heavy downpour during a storm occurs. If your roof is insured, be sure to file a storm damage insurance claim as soon as the weather clears.
In many cases, loose and missing roof shingles aren’t caused by hurricane-level winds. It only takes strong winds to lift shingles that weren’t installed properly or are poorly maintained. As a result, the exposed areas of your roof become even more vulnerable to the elements. Wind can also cause shingles to crack or blister, which can lead to further damage if they’re not addressed properly. Make sure to get your roof inspected after a strong wind event to identify and repair these types of shingle damage.
If you are in need of storm damage repair services, Willi Roofing Services is your best choice for the job. Call us at (512) 855-2014, or fill out our convenient online form! We serve our customers in and around Pflugerville, Austin and Lakeway, TX.