Storm Damage Roofs
After a storm, it is important to examine your roof for potential damage.
West Texas weather is unpredictable and harsh. From spring thunderstorms and hail, to summer sun and wind, to the cold sleet and snow of late fall and winter, roofing in the Panhandle is exposed to it all. The effects of relentless Amarillo weather can cause damage that could impact not only the roof, but also your home’s interior. After a storm, Accent Roofing of Amarillo can help assess your roof. Our expert staff will work with you to ensure everything under your roof remains safe and dry.
After a storm, it is important to examine your roof for potential damage. Knowing what to look for and when to call professionals can keep a small problem from turning into major damage. Wind storms may not seem like they can cause big damage to your roof. In fact, wind storms can be one of the biggest dangers to your roofing system. Your shingles could be loosened or blown off. Shingles can lift, come off, or be punctured. Debris could hit or fall onto your roof. Damaged shingles can leave openings for water to find its way in during the next storm. Wind damage to your roof is not always apparent. Flashing in the crevices of your roof can be hard to spot from the ground. Accent Roofing of Amarillo can perform a complete inspection to help you find hidden damage.
Spring in the Texas Panhandle means hail. Hail is a major threat to your roofing system. Dings and holes created by hailstones can cause immediate problems. However, there are times the damage can remain hidden until the next storm. After a hailstorm, you should assume there is more damage than meets the eye. Hail is usually accompanied by rain. Rain damage is the most common and most noticeable damage that occurs to your roof. Water is your roof’s biggest enemy. When leaks caused by hail, wind, or old age occur, bigger problems follow. As the internal layers of your roof are exposed to moisture, your home is exposed to mold, rot, leaking, and structural damage. To avoid these longer lasting and pricey issues, it is recommended that your roof be regularly inspected. If you suspect damage due to a recent storm, don’t wait until you see evidence of an issue. By then it could be too late. Prompt assessment of your roof to identify potential damage could save you money in the long run.
When you contact Accent Roofing of Amarillo, some common things we will look for can help determine the level of damage to your roof. Obvious damage, such as water spots on the ceiling or missing shingles are easy to see. You could also quickly spot broken or damaged roof flashing and wet walls. After a storm, we will check your shingle condition. In addition to broken and missing shingles, granule build up on the shingles should be noted. Dents and dings in shingles can be obvious or difficult to spot. Missing flashing along the edges of roofing surfaces could be potential spots where leaking will occur. Sealant that is loose or peeling may also indicate leaks. Water damage in your attic or along your ceiling are also indications of a bigger problem.
Not all roofing issues are obvious. Accent Roofing of Amarillo can recognize not so obvious signs of damage before you are overwhelmed with a huge problem. As a locally owned and operated business, Accent Roofing understands the hazards of our West Texas weather. We are dedicated to your satisfaction and to keeping your home and family safe under your roof.