Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner, bringing with it big summer storms common to the midwest. Summer storm hallmarks like high winds, hail, and downed trees can cause a variety of damages to a roof and it is essential that you take care of these repairs as soon as possible. After all, one of the most important parts of your home is the roof. As a residential roofing contractor for the Woodbury area, we know a lot about the damage caused by storms and would like to offer some of our expert advice.
Summer storms, which tend to be fast and fierce, can bring rain, wind, hail and can be as serious as a winter storm or hurricane. But what does roof damage from a summer and/or hail storm look like? Hail alone can cause random damage to the shingles, splits in the shingles, marks or dents, loss of granules and more. All of these require residential roofing repair.
A severe summer storm can also bring strong winds that cause damage. In fact, the wind can often cause the most damage and need for a residential roofing contractor. Winds from summer storms can knock trees, power lines or poles onto the roof causing structural damage and more. High winds can also make defects in your roof even worse and damage neglected areas as well. This is where a residential roofing contractor can come in to pinpoint these areas and help safeguard them and protect them against damaging winds. The roofing contractors here at JTR can come out to your home and take a look at your roof to discover any weak areas that could be improved.
Summer storms are also often accompanied by flash flooding which can mean a fast accumulation of rainwater which can damage the drainage system with a dangerous amount of weight.
In addition to contacting a residential roofing contractor to come out and help repair and prepare your roof, there are also a few other things you can do to help prepare your roof for a storm. Some of these include checking trees on your property. Also look for loosely attached limbs that could fall on your roof during heavy winds.
And, after a summer storm, you can run through this checklist to check for any issues to your roof and home:
- Check for damaged or missing shingles
- Inspect the gutters
- Look for any damage to skylights or windows
- Take note of any debris or pooling water on the roof
- Contact a professional roofing contractor
Whatever damage occurs, you can depend on the expert residential roofing contractors here at JTR Roofing to make the necessary repairs. And of course if you have any questions about roof repair, storm damage or installing a new roof, you can always call us for expert advice.
If you would like more information about our residential roofing contractor in Woodbury or about any of our roof repair services, call JTR Roofing at 612-419-6906 or you can Contact Us.