Summer Storms - Is your roof ready?
Everyone knows that tornadoes and hurricanes can cause extensive damage to your roof. However, moisture and rapidly rising warm air often brings furious summer storms. The summer weather, especially in humid climates like the south-eastern United States can bring intense storms. These summer storms, which tend to be fast and fierce, can bring rain, wind, hail and can be as serious as a blizzard or hurricane.
What kind of damage can hail do to your roof?
The amount of damage a hailstorm can do will vary greatly. Travelers.com states these factors that affect the type and degree of damage impacted by a hailstorm:
What does hailstone damage to your roof look like?
With asphalt and composition shingles, the hail damage can look like the following:
The lightning accompanying a summer storm can occasionally cause a power surge (an unusually high amount of electricity briefly surging through the wiring). This can damage sensitive electronic equipment and appliances such as computers, digital washing machines, and televisions.
The following are ways to safeguard your home before, during and after a severe storm
according to networx.com:
As soon as the severe weather has passed, you should inspect for these common issues:
A severe summer storm can happen quickly and cause a great amount of damage. However, being prepared and knowing what you can do before, during and after a storm will help keep any damage limited.
Harper Roofing offers a free roof inspection. We will work with your insurance company to make any repair process as easy as possible. Check out our 5-star rating on Houzz.
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