Are you anxiously waiting for the summer? So are we! As Charles Bowden said, summertime is always the best of what might be. However, it is not only about fun & joy, summer can pose a serious threat to a roof. Today we are going to consider how storms, hurricanes and other bad weather can affect it. Let’s get this topic covered to save us all the trouble!
- Do you have a shingle roof? If so, it’s really important to know how it was installed. Unfortunately, an incorrect use of roofing nails can increase a risk of shingles falling off during a severe storm. What can we do to prevent this unpleasant outcome? Of course, schedule a roof inspection! If you see a missing shingle, don’t underestimate the situation. It is needed to be fixed before it gets worse, otherwise a more serious structural damage might happen.
- There is at least one threat that is relevant to all roof types and that is a tree! The good news is that you can prevent the damage. Just have a look at the surrounding trees. If you see old ones with dead branches, call an arborist. They will help you to calculate the risk of a tree falling and offer the best possible solution.
- You might wonder about what to do if a storm has already taken place, what one should do after. We recommend you to look for signs of storm damage. These are the following ones:
- loose or cracked shingles;
- newly appeared horizontal lines on shingles. If you notice them, it might mean that the shingle seal is damaged;
- lots of granules at your downspout. If you see an abnormally high number of them, it probably means that some shingles are damaged;
- something strange with the roof vents is also a worrying sign. It could be caused by blockage from storm debris or exposure from missing vent caps and covers.