A roof can be damaged greatly during a storm. Storms can impact a roof in many different ways that require immediate repairs. After a major storm you should always inspect your roof for signs of damages that need to be repaired. As the local climate and storm can affect your roof, Nickerson Roofing would like to share some of the different ways weather and storms can damage your roof.
Signs of Storm Damage to Roofs
High Winds – Strong winds can cause damage to a roof in a number of different ways. First, they can lift or loosen shingles, tiles, or other roofing materials, which creates gaps that allow water to seep into the roof. Second, strong winds can cause debris such as tree limbs or branches to fall onto the roof that causes major damages. After major winds blow through your area, make sure to have your roof checked for these common types of damages.
Heavy Rain – Prolonged periods and or heavy rainfall can cause damage to a roof as rain can eventually soak into the roofing materials. When the materials become soaked, they can become weak and are prone to damage from other weather conditions such as wind or hail. Water can also seep through gaps in the roof, causing roof leaks and leading to water damage inside the home.
Hail – Hail can cause major damage to a roof, especially if the hailstones are large or there are strong winds accompanying the hail storm. When hail impacts a roof, it can crack or break shingles, tiles, or other roofing materials. Hail can also cause gaps that allow water to seep into the roof. Hail can also dent or damage metal roofing materials.
Snow and Ice – Snow and ice can cause damage to a roof in a few different ways. First, if there is a major amount of snow or ice on the roof, it will become heavy and put stress on the structure of the roof. This can cause damage to the roof, making it more susceptible to leaks. Additionally, too much weight on the roof can cause the roof to collapse. Second, snow and ice can melt and refreeze, causing ice dams to form. Ice dams can trap water on the roof and lead to leaks and are also very hazardous.
UV Rays – The sun’s UV rays will cause damages to a roof over time, especially if the roofing materials are exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. UV rays can cause shingles to become brittle and crack, making them more prone to damage from other weather conditions such as wind or hail.
Roof Repair, Replacement & More in Truckee, Mystic, Tahoe City, Kings Beach & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California
It is important to have your roof inspected every few years and especially after a major storm. The damage brought on by storms can cause major and sudden damage to your roof. To maintain and prolong the life of your roof, it is important to have the roof inspected and repaired as damages occur. For roofing repairs and more, contact Nickerson Roofing today.