Three Types of Damage Caused by Multiple Winter Storms
Green River homeowners should always check their roofs for damage before and after the region’s multiple winter storms. Identifying problems before a storm can save you costly repair bills. Likewise, fixing damage when the storm has passed can protect your roof – and home – against the next bout of high winds, rain, or snow.
The safest, and most effective, way to check for damage is to call in the experts. Roofers operate at these heights as trained professionals. Not only that, but they are also skilled at looking for signs of roof damage. In this article, we will look at the most common types of roof damage identified during a free roof inspection before and after multiple winter storms.
Damaged Roofs Need to be Repaired Before More Severe Damage Occurs
The first most common type of damage found during a free roof inspection is physical damage to the roof itself. This includes torn shingles or broken tiles. While these may sound harmless, they can have a devastating impact on your property. Shingles and tiles prevent water from penetrating the home through the roof. These can become loose and come off when branches strike the roof during high winds. If this damage is left unrepaired, it can lead to damp, mold, rot, and hefty repair bills.
Additional damage to the roof commonly found by roofers includes damage to guttering. Gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage. They do this by channeling rainwater and melting snow away from the roof and into the drain. Unfortunately, these rain gutters can receive damage during high winds. Gutters can also become clogged by leaves and other debris.
The final type of damage usually found during a free roof inspection is damage to the chimney stack. Multiple winter storms can dislodge bricks from the chimney, causing the chimney to collapse during the next bout of high winds. The falling bricks can also rip holes in nearby shingles and tiles.
Get Ahead of Multiple Winter Storms with True Blue Roofing's Services
We have looked at three of the most common issues found during a roof inspection. Most importantly, these must be fixed before and after one of the multiple winter storms that hit Green River each year.
The safest and most effective way to do this is to work with a roofing expert like True Blue Roofing
Our team has 24 years’ experience inspecting roofs and conducting the necessary repairs. Prepare your home for the winter, contact us for your free roof inspection today.