Storm Damaged Roofs
Hail, wind and rain storms can seriously compromise your roof. Texans have the unfortunate luck of contending with hurricanes and tornadoes. All of these ‘acts of God’ are detrimental to your roof. As a safety precaution, we recommend having a roof inspection annually post tornado season. If we determine that your roof has suffered irreparable damage we will recommend replacing it. Your roof may have been failing prior to the storm and the wind and rain simply sped up the process. A roof inspection should have been included in your general inspection when you acquired your property. If it wasn’t, we’d be happy to conduct a thorough examination of your roof’s health.
Hail is a natural phenomena that is interesting to watch until something breaks or cracks. That’s exactly what hail does, it cracks the sublayer. With continuous impact, your roof will experience granule loss and fractures. You can see where the hail crashed into your roof with the naked eye. If a hail storm is intense, the velocity at which hail travels will crack your sublayer. If the sublayer cracks, we must remove the shingles and apply a new sublayer. Consider that it’s less expensive to have a free inspection and repair any minor damage annually versus having to replace your entire roof.
The average tornado wind travels at 25 to 45 miles per hour. They have been recorded to reach speeds at up to 70 miles per hour. The winds inside a tornado are known to spin up to 300 miles per hour. If a tornado comes barrelling through your neighborhood, there is really nothing you can do about it, except evacuate and pray for the best. With that being said, galvanized steel hurricane clips can help you keep your roof in place. It would be our pleasure to install them for you. After a hurricane or tornado has ripped through Granbury, we can conduct an inspection to survey the damage.
Rain is great for our crops and vegetation, but it can certainly compromise your roof. It’s simply a part of the lifecycle of your home to have to make repairs and upgrades. As you know, rain can leak through the layers of your roof and into your home, damaging your personal property in the process. Significant moisture deposits can cause rot and mold. These are bigger problems that require more aggressive solutions. If you notice bubbles percolating in your ceiling, give us a call. Black mold creeping across your ceiling and down your walls is indicative of a much larger issue. Drips and a permeating, distinct, smell that won’t seem to go away characteristic of a failing roof.
Fractures can occur at multiple layers in your roof. Your shingles can be fractured by hail or any other object hurling at high speed toward your roof. The sublayer of your roof is also at risk of fracturing. Once a fracture occurs, your roof, insulation and attic are vulnerable to pests and moisture. Moisture may be good for your plants but its not good for your roof which is why all roofs are designed for water drainage. If you think your roof may have been negatively impacted and suffered a fracture, give us a call. Granbury Roofers will inspect it and if necessary formulate a plan to secure your roof.