After a storm, it’s essential to inspect your roof for any damage. Strong winds, hail, and heavy rain can cause significant damage to your roof, leading to leaks, structural issues, and other serious problems on your home. As detailed below, our team of roofing experts share the types of damage your roof can experience after a storm, the signs of damage, and why it’s important to hire a professional roofing contractor to fix the damage before it’s too late.

Types of Damage Your Roof Can Experience After a Storm

All types of residential roofs can be damaged after a Texas storm. Whether your roof is made of asphalt shingles, tiles, metal, or any other material, it’s susceptible to damage from the elements, especially during severe weather events.

Hail Damage

Hailstones can range in size from pea-sized to golf ball-sized, and larger stones can cause significant damage to your roof. Hailstones can crack or dent your shingles, causing them to lose their protective granules. This type of damage can expose the underlying asphalt, which can lead to leaks and further damage to your roof.  Hail can also damage and dent metal roofs which impact their ability to remain a tight seal over your home.

Wind Damage

Strong winds can lift and loosen shingles or metal roof panels, especially those that are already worn out or damaged. This type of damage can leave your roof vulnerable to leaks and further damage from rain, hail, or snow. In extreme cases, strong winds can even blow off entire sections of your roof.

Water Damage

Heavy rain can cause water to seep into your roof and damage the roof deck and underlying structure, leading to mold growth and rot. Water damage can also cause your roof to sag or collapse if left untreated.

Debris Damage

Storms can bring in flying debris, such as tree branches, which can puncture, tear through, dent and/or scratch your roof. This type of damage can cause leaks, premature aging, and if left untreated, can lead to serious structural damage.

Signs of Roof Damage

A homeowner should not wait to identify if a storm has damaged their roof. It’s essential to inspect your roof immediately after a storm to identify any damage and address it as soon as possible. Waiting too long to identify and repair roof damage can lead to more significant problems and more costly repairs in the future.

Here are some signs to look out for:

  • 1. Missing or Damaged Shingles
  • 2. Metal panels that are dented or bent
  • 3. Broken or dislodged tiles
  • 4. Granules in Gutters
  • 5. Leaks
  • 6. Sagging or Uneven Roof
  • 7. Debris on the Roof

Even if you don’t notice any visible signs of damage, it’s still a good idea to have your roof inspected by a professional after a storm and on a regular basis. A professional roofing contractor can identify any underlying issues that may not be immediately visible, such as cracked or dented tiles.

Remember, the longer you wait to address roof damage, the more extensive the damage can become, and the more costly the repairs will be. Don’t wait until it’s too late to have your roof inspected after a storm.

Why You Should Hire a Professional Roofing Contractor

While some homeowners may be tempted to tackle roof repairs themselves, it’s always best to hire a professional roofing contractor with expertise in storm repairs. Here are some reasons why:

Roof repairs can be dangerous, especially for those without experience or proper equipment. Professional roofing contractors have the training and equipment needed to safely inspect and repair your roof.

Quality Workmanship
Professional roofing contractors have the experience and expertise needed to perform high-quality repairs that will last for years to come.

Time and Cost Savings
Hiring a professional roofing contractor can save you time and money in the long run. They have the knowledge and tools to quickly and efficiently repair your roof, reducing the risk of further damage and the need for costly repairs down the line. Fixing a roof is NOT a DIY project you should take on.

On top of lifetime manufacturer’s warranties, Belon Roofing also offers all of our customers an industry-leading 10-year warranty for the work we do. We want our customers to have peace of mind, security, and ensure that they have been taken care of.

If you suspect that your roof has been damaged in a storm, contact us for a free roof inspection. Our team of professional roofing consultants has the experience and expertise needed to identify and repair any damage to your roof. Don’t wait until the damage becomes worse, call us today for a free inspection!

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