Storms affect the performance and life span of roofs differently. Although there’s no escaping the detrimental effects of the elements, some roofs are more vulnerable to damage due to lack of preparation.
To make your roof tough enough to withstand whatever nature throws at it, Goodrich Roofing shares some helpful tips:
Know How the Roof Reacts to Wind and Hail
As a homeowner, it pays to know how to visually assess your roof from the ground. This way, you can easily identify red flags and immediately address any kind of storm damage.
To be effective at this, you need to understand how strong winds and sizable hailstones ravage roofs. If your roofing system is properly installed, its shingles should stay flat and securely remain in place. Wind only becomes a serious problem when it begins to loosen fastened materials.
When it comes to hail damage, the problem comes in the form of bruising and cracking. If your roof isn’t covered by a specialized product, it could easily develop scratches on its surface due high-velocity hail impact.
Take Routine Inspections Seriously
Sometimes, visual inspection wouldn’t suffice. Roof problems aren’t always noticeable, meaning that they could remain hidden until they present themselves as major leaks. Regularly scheduling a professional roof evaluation is the only way to spot issues that would otherwise continue to fly under the radar for years. In all cases, improper maintenance compounds existing roof problems.
Don’t Procrastinate Repairs
Identifying hail or wind damage is one thing, but fixing them is another. Most homeowners don’t have the sense of urgency to fix problems because they have yet to result in leaks. If you’re trying to save money, then delaying a much-needed roof repair is not a good idea. You’re more likely to spend a small fortune restoring water-damaged interior spaces and leaks if you don’t immediately address minor issues.
Whether it’s residential or commercial properties, we specialize in all kinds of service necessary to prepare roofing systems for storms. For your FREE estimate, call us today at (505) 219-4450, or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in and around Albuquerque.