Keeping your roof safe means enhancing its defense against storms, but there are several kinds of storm damage that have various effects. At Goodrich Roofing, the top roofing company in New Mexico, we know how difficult it can be to tell them apart, so allow us to show you how to check for the different kinds of storm damage you might encounter and what you can do to prepare for them.
Wind damage is caused by high-speed winds or gusts, such as those from a severe storm. This type of damage can be particularly destructive to your shingles as strong winds can even break shingles by sheer force alone. Check if your shingles have become undone or there are more granules than normal in your downspouts.
Most common after heavy rains or strong storms, water damage can easily seep into your shingles. Too much water on your roof can eat through the structure and leak into the house. It can also lead to further structural damage that can cause your roof to sag. It is precisely because of this risk that you are advised to never step onto the roof during inspections.
Hail damage can be easily overlooked by some homeowners because of the size of the hail itself. Just because you’re dealing with small pellets doesn’t mean it can be safely ignored. These falls at high speeds, which can fracture parts of your shingles upon impact. Once the hailstone melts, it will also threaten the roof via moisture damage. The impact of hail can also create holes on the roof, which could lead to leaks.
Goodrich Roofing can inspect the type of storm damage besetting your home and give you an accurate repair estimate. We can also coordinate with your insurance adjuster to help you fill out all the necessary paperwork. More importantly, though, we are only too happy to educate you on storm damage and what can be done should similar issues crop up in the future.
Call us at (505) 219-4450 today for more information about our services, including storm damage repair. We serve homeowners in Albuquerque.