The roof of your home is supposed to withstand a wide range of elements from freezing temperatures to high winds and pelleting rain. The fact is that there is no material that will be able to combat all the weather conditions in any given region forever. Storm damage is one of the most common ways a roof may become compromised, especially following excessive weather conditions.
Damaging Weather Conditions
Some of the most common elements that can compromise the roof structure include:
- heavy snow or rains
The storm damage from these naturally occurring weather phenomena is not always immediately obvious. It can leave lingering, smaller damage that gradually deteriorates turning into major damage later. For instance, the minute crack in the roofing material following the impact of hail if left unmanaged will slowly erode turning into a larger gape leading to additional damage to underlying structures and leaking.
After The Storm Has Passed
The first step in addressing this potential complication is to complete a roof inspection. You will need to look for areas of the roof that shows wear or visible damage. An inspection is often best left to professionals who are familiar with the features of roofing materials and are better able to determine if there is damage or simple benign wearing.
In areas that show storm damage it may be necessary to replace or repair the roof. The level of repair will be determined by the effects left behind by the weather. These may be simple repairs that require a change of material, or much more involved processes that will require stripping and replacement of surface and underlying structural materials. Individuals with a thorough knowledge of these tasks should be consulted to perform the work. Incorrect repairs can result in additional damage developing to the residence or dwelling.
When you have a professional roofing contractor inspect or repair your home, always perform your due diligence and request the license information and accreditation for the company you are using. At S&K Contractors, we are proud to offer a free consultation and gladly stand behind our work. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.