Roof damage caused by a weather event may not always be easy to detect. Sometimes it takes a while before signs of damage appear. It’s important to look out for symptoms or any irregularity, as even small or minor damage can lead to long-term problems. That said, roof contractors often recommend having your roof checked after every extreme weather event.
In this article, Shelter Construction Services discusses how hail, ice and snow can cause damage to your roofing. We also share a few tips on how you can address certain types of damage and prolong your roof’s service life.
In asphalt roofing, hairline cracks and punctures are a common manifestation of hail damage. It usually takes some time before these show up. But once they do, you can expect these cracks to allow a small amount of water inside your home.
With single-ply membranes, hail damage often appears as little dents on the roofing. But because of this roof type’s flexibility, these dents are often regarded as mere cosmetic damage. While this may be true in some cases, it’s best not to take advantage of the membrane’s flexible quality.
Cracks may still develop, and the substrate may be damaged. Next time an extreme weather event happens, these roofing issues may cause your roof to blow off. That said, call an expert at hail damage roof repair before the condition of your roof becomes worse.
Ice, Snow, and the Freeze/Thaw Cycle
There’s really not much you can do when it comes to freeze/thaw cycles, except for ensuring regular and proper roof maintenance. For instance, study the areas where snow could potentially accumulate. These usually include the areas where the roof meets a solid wall or those with a lower roof like canopies or awnings. Prepare these spots for snow buildup, and ask your roofer regarding the best way to protect these areas.
Shelter Construction Services is a trusted roofing company that offers an array of services, including custom metal roofing, roof repairs, and roof installation. Call us at (434) 724-8160 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.