When storms pass through your area, it’s important to act quickly if your roof has been damaged. Delaying roof repairs will allow damage to worsen and lead to more expensive roofing issues later on. But how do you know when it’s time to call on a storm damage roofing repair company? There are a few signs we recommend watching for here at Action Roofing. Let’s take a look!
Your Area Experienced Damaging Hail
Hailstorms are perhaps the most common reason for a storm damage roof repair. This is especially true here in Texas, where we experience more hail events than any other state in the US.
Because hail varies so greatly in terms of size and density, however, not every hailstorm will cause damage to your roof. Pay attention to weather forecasts and reports following hail in your area to learn more about the hail that occurred.
Smaller hail of around half an inch in diameter is unlikely to cause problems. But as hailstones approach an inch in diameter or more, it’s probably time to call a roofing company about a storm damage repair.
Your Neighbors Scheduled a Roof Repair
Want to know a surprisingly effective way to determine if your roof may have been damaged by a storm? See what your neighbors do after the fact. If your neighbor’s roof experienced significant damage from a storm, there’s a very good chance your roof was similarly affected.
Of course, no two roofs are the same. However, if you know your neighbors have scheduled repairs, this is a strong sign that you should contact a roofing company with expertise in repair services to complete a storm damage inspection.
Cracked or Missing Shingles
In addition to the above signs, there are certain types of roof damage that are often easy to spot with the naked eye. One such form of damage is cracked or missing shingles. Severe storms have many ways of damaging your roof’s shingles, including high winds that can tear shingles from your roof or large hail, as mentioned earlier. Cracked or missing shingles are a sure sign of significant storm damage that should be repaired immediately to avoid further roofing problems.
Leaks or Water Damage
Leaks don’t happen overnight, but they’re one of the most unmistakable signs of roof damage. Leaks form over time, as the compromised exterior portion of a roof allows water to penetrate and eventually work its way through to the interior of your home. When this happens, you may see water droplets falling from your ceiling during the next rainstorm.
Before leaks occur, however, you can often detect other signs of water penetration. Water stains are a common precursor to leaks, as they indicate that moisture has entered your home but the problem may not have progressed to a leak. Be on the lookout for musty or moldy smells in your attic, as well, as this is another sign of excess moisture, potentially from a compromised roofing system.
Increased Energy Bills
Your roof does more than keep moisture out. It also helps regulate your home’s temperature, and a well-insulated, structurally sound roof will ensure that your home stays warmer during the winter (though this is less of a concern in Texas) and cooler in summer (definitely a benefit!).
If you notice your energy bills suddenly spike, this could be a sign that your roof has been compromised. Whether due to age or storm damage, this is a sure indicator that you should contact a roofing repair company right away.
Action Roofing: Top Storm Damage Roofing Repair Company
Since 2005, Action Roofing has provided Austin and the greater Central Texas region with industry-leading storm damage repair services. With three generations of roofing history, we know how to prepare your roof for everything Mother Nature can throw at it here in Texas.
In need of a reliable roofing company with storm damage repair expertise? Action Roofing is standing by to complete an inspection and repair your roof! Contact us today to get started.