Storms can cause significant damage to your roof, leaving it vulnerable to further problems if not addressed promptly. Ignoring storm damage on your roof can lead to costly repairs and potential safety hazards. In this article, we will explore why you should not ignore storm damage on your roof and the steps you can take to address it.
Storms can cause a range of damage to your roof, including hail damage, wind damage, and water damage. Hail damage can cause dents or cracks in shingles, while wind damage can cause shingles to become dislodged or even ripped off. Water damage can lead to leaks and water stains on your ceiling or walls.
Ignoring storm damage on your roof can lead to more expensive repairs later. Issues can include structural damage to your home, mold, mildew growth, and higher energy bills due to poor insulation values of a failed roof structure. Structural damage can compromise the integrity of your roof and potentially lead to safety hazards. Mold and mildew growth can lead to health problems for you and your family. Higher energy bills can result from poor insulation or leaks in your roof, causing your HVAC system to work harder.
In most cases, signs of damage are obvious and easily detected. Missing shingles from wind, structural damage from tree limbs, and debris is easily noticed. Conversely, hail damage is known as a hidden threat. Hail damage is much harder to detect without close, careful inspection. The threat is that a hail-damaged roof is prone to general failure when you’re not expecting it and the overall lifespan of even the highest quality asphalt shingles is virtually eliminated. Our CBX inspection team can detect hail damage while properly documenting the extent of the damage. Insurance companies require properly documented inspections and Columbia Basin Exteriors has the expertise to do it right.
Of course, all inspections are free as part of our services, so take advantage of our expertise and give your roof a full, detailed inspection today.