When inclement weather strikes, your roof stands between you and the elements – and it often takes a beating from falling limbs, excessive wind shearing, water, or searing heat.
To prepare your roof for inclement weather patterns, start with an inspection. Improperly installed roof elements and previous damage can jeopardize a roof’s ability to protect you.
Every season has its challenges. Check out the impact that common weather events can have on your roof.
Middle Tennessee is no stranger to hailstorms with an average of five hail storms reported near Nashville, Tennessee annually over the last decade.
When Hail hits, it can ding or crack the shingles on your roof. More than that, different roof types react differently to hail damage. So, it is important to have a roofing professional check it out.
With an average of more than 50 inches of rainfall annually, middle Tennessee roofers must also be conscious of roof damage resulting from heavy rainfall.
The force of hard rain can damage shingles and other important roofing structures. Plus, water can settle in hidden places causing further damage.
Often, high winds follow hailstorms and heavy rain patterns. Aside from the eerie sound wind makes as it whips against your home, it can cause extreme damage to your home’s roof. From ripped off shingles, loosened tiles, or gutters, and even roof structure damage from debris, intense winds can certainly wreak havoc on your home’s roof.
Just last month, Middle Tennessee broke another heat record, reaching a high of 100 degrees in a month where the historical average is 83 degrees.
Extreme heat causes materials to expand compromising roofing elements such as shingles, decking, joists, and beams. Elevated temperatures are also known to lead to letting in water when the next storm comes – creating a cycle of roofing problems.
Though current weather patterns make it hard to consider temperatures below freezing, the winter months are sure to bring a snowstorm or two to Middle Tennessee.
Once snow melts, the underlayment and shingles are subject to moisture penetration which often leads to subsequent leaks and indoor mold issues. Heavy snow is also known to affect roofing decks and once collected in gutters, can further water damage.
A routine roof inspection can help ensure your roof is protecting your home. However, an inspection becomes even more necessary after inclement weather.
Allowing a roofing professional to comb a roof’s entire square footage will make sure soffits, gables, drip edges, eaves, gutters, valleys, fascia, downspouts, and rafter underlayment are sound. A professional also will check that vent pipes, flashing, ridges and hips are working correctly.
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Inspections give homeowners peace of mind, and our team the necessary time to patch, repair, or resurface. Plus, our drone inspections help get to the root causes of potential damage in overlooked places.
If you suspect damage to your roof or want to prevent future issues, contact our team today at Five Points Roofing.