Storm Damage - Repairs and Replacement
Severe weather can happen at any time of the year in Wisconsin, with high thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other natural events posing a real threat. The most severe storms in the state tend to occur between April and August. Wisconsin experiences about 30 to 40 thunderstorms each year, along with around 20 or so tornadoes annually.
Such extreme weather conditions often result in storm damage to property. The roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of a house in the event of a storm, given its prominent location and size.
In this blog post, we will highlight how exact storm damage affects a roof and the steps you should take to repair and/or replace a roof following a storm. Let's get started.
How Storm Damage Affects a Roof?
Rain, hail, high winds, and falling debris all pose a threat to the structural integrity of a roof during a storm. High winds have the potential to rip shingles off the roof, while hail and falling debris can damage the shingles.
Heavy rains, meanwhile, can result in leaks and pooling water. Clogged or damaged gutters are another common issue following a storm. Given the important role that gutters play in protecting a roof and the property as a whole from water damage, it's important to always check your gutters are free from debris after a period of inclement weather.
Repairing and Replacing Your Roof After a Storm
In the aftermath of a storm, it is essential that you perform a visual inspection of your roof, checking for any signs of damage. From the ground, check to see if any shingles have been blown off, if there is any peeling or missing flashing, and if any vents or exhaust piping has been damaged.
Leaks may also appear in your home's attic, so be sure to check there, too. If you notice any water spots in the exterior of your home, it may be a sign that your roof has sustained damage during a recent storm.
If you have any concerns about your roof in the aftermath of a storm, your best recourse is to contact the experts at Zenith Roofing. We are able to perform a full inspection of your roof to check for any damage and make recommendations either for repairs or replacement based on this.
We provide quality residential roofing services alongside gutter replacement, siding, and commercial roofing services.
Repairing or Replacing a Roof After Storm Damage
A property's roof plays an often overlooked yet essential role. It offers protection from the elements for occupants and their possessions. Furthermore, it provides insulation, improves energy efficiency, enhances curb appeal, and deters pests.
If your roof has sustained storm damage, it's important to act quickly. By partnering with Zenith Roofing, you can get the necessary repairs or replacement that your roof requires.
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