Categories: Roof

Common Spring Storm Roof Damage

The weather during the spring and summer seasons here in the Midwest can change quite quickly, going from sunny to severe storms in minutes. Heavy winds and torrential downpours can wreak havoc on your roof and can even lead to some costly repairs if not dealt with right away. Stanley Exteriors is available to help with roof repair, giving you the peace of mind that your home will be restored even after damage done during a severe storm.

Common Storm Roof Damage

A strong gust of midwestern wind can tear shingles right of your roof in just a few seconds. Missing shingles can lead to an immense amount of damage beneath the surface, as water can pool and cause interior flooding. While most damage to your roof after a storm can be seen, like curled shingles, missing shingles and gutter issues, some damage is not visible right away.

For example, constant heavy winds can start to pull up shingles and underlayment leaving tiny gaps or holes that allow water to get in slowly but steadily. Unfortunately, this problem can go unnoticed until water begins leaking onto your walls and ceilings

Water Damage Can Add Up

Not all storm damage from a leaking roof is noticeable right away. Unfortunately, by the time water seeps into your ceiling, it may have been pooling in your attic for an extended period of time. This means mold and structural damage is most likely already a problem. Mold can cause serious health issues and can aggravate asthma and allergies. The structural integrity of your home can be at risk as well if the wood is molded and damaged. It’s important to stay ahead of the storm and be ready to call in a professional if you are hit with serious damage.

The weather is always changing. These extreme temperature differences, along with rain and wind, make your roof vulnerable to serious damage that can cause long-term issues throughout your home.

Fortunately, the experienced professionals at Stanley Exteriors are well versed in roof restoration. We are ready to serve you whether after a serious storm or for a more routine repair. Call us today to talk more about your project.

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