How Storm Damage Can Affect Your Roof

There are many different types of storms, and throughout New England we experience numerous weather conditions that can change in the blink of an eye. The weather here can be unpredictable and change as fast as it comes in. That being said, it is extremely important to inspect our homes after a storm. Our home’s siding and roofing is one of the most important and first defense mechanisms we have during storms. With risky weather throughout the year, and  roof damage making your home vulnerable, understanding the risks can help us prepare and protect our homes.

How Storms Damage Our Roof

In most cases, the most popular type of damage from storms is wind damage. High force winds can remove shingles from roofs exposing the roofs surface to the elements. In months where hail is problematic, it is able to crack shingles, also exposing the roof and making it extremely vulnerable to rain. During storms, tree limbs can fall onto the roof causing impact damage, once any of this damage has occurred, it’s extremely easy for water to penetrate the roof. 

Steps to Take After a Storm

After a storm, the first thing to do when it is safe to go outside is to attempt to visually inspect your roof. This might be a little difficult but do your best while being extremely safe, and looking around the yard for possibly any shingles. Inside of your home, check for any leaks or water damage on the ceilings, it’s best to check the attic first.

What to do Next

Immediately after a storm if you see possible signs of storm damage leaving your roof vulnerable, please contact H&H Exteriors right away. We will come inspect your home professionally to ensure that when fixing the damage, it is done properly and efficiently. The last thing we want is your home vulnerable to the elements. We’re here to help, give us a call today.