Summer is a great season that brings warm smiles, sunny days, picnics and time on the beach. However, there are also aspects of summer that aren’t always pleasant. Summer storms are a prime example. So what makes summer storms worse than storms during other seasons? To start, they occur a lot more frequently. Also, the mix of heavy rain, sometimes even hail, combined with heavy winds, high humidity and lighting can leave your roof with a boat-load of problems. Our experts at Rutter Roofing have compiled a list of the most important things to be aware of when checking your roof for summer storm damage.
Heavy Wind Damage
Heavy wind alone can stir up quite a bit of damage to your home and roof. It has the capability to not only take shingles off your roof, but it can also destroy the underlayment and adhesive materials that keep your roof in tact. Heavy winds combined with heavy rain can lead to a leaky roof–which can cause serious damage to both the interior and exterior of your home.
When it comes to hail, everyone knows it can wreak havoc. Just ask any car dealership in the area that’s been hit with a heavy hail storm and suffered thousands of dollars in damage to their lot. When it comes to your roof, the impact of the hail can create indentations on your shingles. This can eventually lead to cracks in the shingles, which will make your roof prone to water leaks and may also cause interior water damage. On top of that, hail storms can cause a lot of gutter damage as well as harm the downspout. This results in a less effective water drainage system, which can lead to a whole list of problems of its own.
Your roof was designed to protect your home from rain, however that doesn’t mean your home is completely immune to rain damage. In most cases, existing issues such as missing tiles, cracked shingles or improper installations may cause water to leak into your roofing structure and home. That is why it is crucial to make sure any small issues with your roof are addressed ASAP to avoid any further damage.
How We Can Help
We want you to stay safe. Only assess the damage you can safely see from the ground or a window, and contact the experts at Rutter Roofing to do the dangerous climbing. We will protect your house!