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A major storm can cause damage to your home, including your roof. Protecting your roof from storm damage is a must as it is one of your most important investments.

It is crucial to quickly act if you have roof damage. The more you delay, the more damage will occur. It is important to be familiar with the different types of roof damage as a homeowner. Let’s talk about it!

Roofing Damage:

Four main elements can cause roof damage during storms

Wind Damage

Wind gusts can reach speeds of 40 to 80 MPH when there is thunder or rainstorm in your area. Winds this fast can cause severe damage to your roof’s roof’s shingles. They could tear them off or lift them enough to expose your roof’s underlayment. Your roof can be exposed to water, which can cause serious damage and costly repairs.

Water Damage

Your roof can be damaged by excessive rainfall in many ways. After the storm has passed, it can cause water damage and pooling. If your roof isn’t properly draining or has already been damaged, heavy rain can cause roof leaks or sunken areas. Clogged gutters can also seep beneath your shingles, flash at weak points at the edge of your roof, and cause progressive problems.

Hail Damage

Hail can be as small as a pea or large enough to reach the size of a golf ball. Hail can cause significant damage to your roof if it is too large. Even small hail can cause damage to your roof if it is combined with strong winds. Granules, which are the first layer of protection on your shingles can also be damaged.

Debris Damage

Flying debris is another common cause of storm damage. All types of debris, including tree branches and fallen trees, can cause roof damage during severe thunderstorms. The most severe damage can come from fallen or tree branches. Even small branches, twigs or trash can fall on your roof and cause damage.

How to spot roof storm damage

You should look out for signs of damage after a major storm. Storm damage can be minor, but some problems are difficult to spot immediately. It is important to be able to spot damage early. Here are some things to look out for when inspecting storm damage.

  • Ceiling spots that are wet
  • Peeling paint indoors
  • Shingles missing or damaged
  • Brown spots or discoloration on your ceiling
  • Shearings that are buckling or lifted

It’s important to immediately take action if you see signs of storm damage. Safety should always be your number one priority when it comes to your roof. Before any damage or progress occurs, you should immediately call a professional to inspect your roof. This will help you avoid the hassle and financial stress of extensive damage or total roofing replacement.

Old Time Roofing offers a free inspection

Old Time Roofing has a friendly, reliable team that can help you with residential roofing repairs. Call us today for a free inspection to get the homeowner’s peace of mind.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the best roofing company in Clearwater! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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