Rain alone will not do much to damage a well-constructed roof. But wind, hail, and loose objects thrown around can add up to significant storm damage to your roof and an immediate need for roof repair.
Here’s what you should look for to determine whether or not your roof requires repair after a storm.
Roof Damage Due to High Winds During a Storm
When winds whip up faster than 50 miles per hour, your roof may be damaged due to items being blown into your house, or the damage may be caused by the wind itself.
It is not uncommon to lose a few shingles to high winds, especially if they were already loose or cracked. When winds are 60 miles per hour or more, the chances of losing shingles increases.
Broken shingles are also a common problem when high winds strike. If there is a great deal of debris around the house after a storm, take time to go through it immediately to see if there is any indication that the roof was hit and shingles were broken.
Roof Damage Caused by a Hail Storm
Broken and missing shingles can be caused by hail as well, but hail brings with it a slew of other threats to your roof.
Hail can clog up gutters and break downspouts, and it can create ice dams as well. These frozen areas of the roof can stop the proper drainage of water, causing leaks inside the house.
Roof Damage Because of Water Damage During a Storm
Rain, snow, and hail can cause significant damage to the roof and roof supports. After any storm, be sure to check the flashing around chimneys and pipes to make sure that everything is securely in place.
Additionally, checking for moisture in the attic or leaks inside the house can indicate damage caused by high winds, hail, and/or water.
If you need your roof repaired right away, contact Four Seasons Roofing for a consultation today.