Storm Damage

Houston roof covered with snow and ice after snow storm system

Did Last Week's Winter Storms Damage Your Houston Roof?

Last week we experienced historically cold weather to the likes of which we haven’t seen in 30 years. Unfortunately, Houston fell victim to this brutal winter storm system, and as excited as kids may have been to wake up to snow, homeowners likely woke up concerned about what this weather meant for their roof. In this article, our Houston roofing company will address the common issues homeowners faced last week and what they mean for your roof’s condition.

Snow Accumulation On Your Roof Valleys

Your roof valleys are part of a well-designed roofing system that keeps water away from your roof. However, with the freezing temperatures, the precipitation we experienced most likely piled on your roof valleys. This accumulation often results in the roof shingles being weighed down and becoming brittle, which makes them more prone to morphing and curling.

Further, it is possible that the snow and ice that accumulated in your roof ended up clinging to your roof shingle granules, dragging them away as the precipitation melted. As we stated in a previous blog post on the important role your roof shingle granules play, the loss of this layer could mean further damage to your Houston roof.

Frozen Gutters

We have mentioned many times before that the condition of your roof is largely dependent on your gutter system. This is because, together with your roof valleys, your gutter system works as a way to redirect rainwater away from your roof. Over the last week, however, the freezing rain that came down was able to stay frozen in the gutters due to the drop in temperature. Frozen gutters mean that any of the precipitation that accumulated on your roof had nowhere to flow out, which may have encouraged leaks to occur as the snow slowly melted.

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks were a major consequence of the weather, either because frozen pipes burst and/or because, as the snow on your roof melted, it trickled its way beneath curled roof shingles and into your attic. If a roof leak was caused by damaged roof shingles, then it is imperative that you get a roof inspection so that we can determine the severity of the damage and recommend either Houston roof repairs or a complete Houston roof replacement. 

Did Your Roof Sustain Winter Storm Damage? Contact Amstill For Houston Roof Repairs

We understand the stress and desperation that many homeowners face when it comes to weather-related roof damage, especially during a historical event such as last week's snow/ice storms. If you think your roof may have sustained damage from the winter storm system, then please contact us so we can inspect your roof for free. We will check for all kinds of winter-related damage and determine whether you need Houston roof repairs or Houston roof replacement. As Houston’s most trusted roofer, we would be glad to fix your roof up affordably so you and your loved ones feel safe and secure!

Stormy sky with lightning strikes near a cinco ranch roof sustaining storm damage

Has Your Cinco Ranch Roof Sustained Storm Damage?

With the Atlantic hurricane season approaching its end in a few more weeks, you might be wondering if your roof has sustained storm damage either this season or over the last few seasons we’ve had. At this time you’re probably considering getting some Cinco Ranch roof repairs done, or even a full roof replacement, which is why we put together this Houston roofing article all about some of the most common signs your Cinco Ranch roof has sustained storm damage.

Sagging Cinco Ranch Roof

Roof rot is usually the culprit if you notice your roof is sagging. Roof rot takes place when moisture is trapped underneath roof shingles that have curled or creased from storm wind damage. This trapped moisture reaches the underlying boards and, when left to settle, damages and causes bacteria and mold to form in the insulation as well.

Damaged Cinco Ranch Roof Shingles

Damaged roof shingles are the most obvious sign that your home has sustained roof storm damage. It’s a good idea to check your roof from an upstairs window or from outside to determine if your roof shingles lay flat against the decking or not. By checking on your roof from afar, you may also be able to find sections with missing shingles. All of these signs suggest that your roof has sustained wind damage from this season’s storms or even from past storms. If you have high-quality shingles on your roof, you may have been fortunate enough to have gotten through a few past hurricanes without much damage. However, at some point, your roof’s warranty will expire and you will need a Cinco Ranch roof replacement.

Water Damage

Water damage is most evident in your attic. We recommend you look around your attic for water stains, mold, and warping throughout the walls and ceilings. 

If Your Roof Sustained Storm Damage, Our Houston Roofing Company Will Complete Cinco Ranch Roof Repairs Or Replacement

If, after finding out about these signs, you believe your roof may be damaged, then please contact us for a free roof inspection. We will be able to determine what condition your roof is in and complete the necessary roof repairs to reinforce your roof and ensure it lasts for years to come. In other cases, we may recommend a roof replacement instead, but rest assured we always have what’s best for your roof and your family in mind.

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Signs Of Houston Storm Damage On Your Roof

Although we want more than anything for hurricanes to not affect us, they inevitably do. Now that we’ve officially exhausted the year’s name list for different tropical storms, this tells us that we may have to reluctantly expect more storms to come. Rather than dealing with the costly risks of being uninformed, though, we thought we should break down the different signs of Houston storm damage. By catching the following signs, you can seek Houston roof repairs far sooner, which is better for your roof and your family.

Is Your Houston Roof Sagging Anywhere?

If your roof shows any sagging it is likely due to roof rot. Roof rot occurs when moisture from rain gets trapped underneath curled or creased shingles as a result of storm wind damage. This trapped moisture reaches the underlying boards and, sometimes, damages the roof insulation as well. When your roof sags, pooled rainwater may also worsen its condition, causing it so tear entirely.

Do Your Roof Shingles Appear Damaged?

Damaged roof shingles are the most obvious sign that your home has sustained roof storm damage. How can you tell if your shingles are damaged? See if they lay flat against your roof or not. Another good indicator is to see if you can spot any balding spots on your roof shingles. Roof shingles have a layer of granules which offer the outermost layer of protection your Houston roof shingles need in order to buy some time before roof damage starts to take its toll. 

Is Your Home Showing Signs Of Water Damage From Rainstorms?

The easiest way to find out if your roof has sustained rainwater damage is by checking in your attic. Look for water stains, mold, and/or warping of the walls. If you see any of these signs, you may have suffered insulation damage as well.

Amstill Roofing Can Determine If Your Roof Has Suffered Houston Storm Damage

If you worry about the integrity of your roof, please contact us so we can evaluate the current state of your roof by conducting a free Houston roof inspection. This inspection gives us an opportunity to climb onto your roof so you don’t have to. This way our trained eyes with 40+ years of roofing experience can look for other signs of damage that may have been missed. After our inspection, we will be able to determine if your level of roof storm damage requires Houston roof repairs or Houston roof replacement.

Windy tropical storm weather in Houston

What Does A Tropical Storm Mean For Your Tomball Roof?

An active hurricane season brings plenty of tropical storms. Excessive tropical storms and hurricanes mean that extensive wind damage and rain damage can impact your Tomball roof. Will you need Tomball roof repairs or a Tomball roof replacement? Here is what tropical storms mean for your roof.

Tropical Storm Winds Can Cause Severe Tomball Roof Damage

One of the primary concerns homeowners have toward tropical storm winds is that they effortlessly toss around all of the debris lying around your front and back-yards. Such debris includes garbage, branches, and even lawn decorations or furniture. When tossed around, this debris tends to puncture your roofing shingles, which creates an opening for a leak to form. Debris may also wind up in your gutters, blocking them from adequately driving water away from your structure. You can read more about the importance of your roof gutters here.

Another concern is that, when tropical storm-force winds blow across your roof, they break the bond between your shingles and the underlying deck. This causes a chain reaction in which all of the adjacent shingles will also come loose, which exposes the underlying foundation to water damage and rot.

Tropical Storms Encourage Roof Rain Damage

Rainwater can be just as damaging as tropical storm winds are. Heavy rains are notorious for wearing down your roof. Over time, if you never completed Tomball roof repairs, your roof shingles may soften and sag, which will let rainwater pool and worsen the existing damage. Depending on what type of roofing you have, your roof may be able to withstand between 15-50 years of damage, but on average, Tomball roofs last about 15 years before a Tomball roof replacement is necessary. 

Rain is especially damaging when coupled with storm winds, as winds can lift shingles, and moisture from the rain may become trapped and rot the entire structure, damaging your Tomball roof insulation and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.

Amstill Roofing Is Here For All Your Tomball Roofing Needs

Whether you simply need a roof inspection, some Tomball roof repairs, or a full Tomball roof replacement, Amstill is proud to help ensure your family’s safety this hurricane season. To determine if you need to get any roof work done, please contact us for a free Tomball roof inspection so we can assess the level of damage your roof currently faces.

kingwood texas roof being hit by heavy rain and wind

Can Your Kingwood Roof Withstand The Weather

Houston is no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms. Although we have, fortunately, not experienced any devastating storms yet this year, it’s best to be proactive and prepared in the event that this highly active hurricane season brings a storm our way. One of the best ways to be prepared is by ensuring you have a healthy roof over your home, as this is your home’s first line of defense against extreme winds and rain.

Check On Your Roof With A Kingwood Roof Inspection

Kingwood roof damage that results from the summer heat is no joke, and neither is the storm damage our roofs are subject to every year. If a storm is bad enough, trees might fall and their limbs could puncture or tear apart your roof. No homeowner should take a risk by simply “waiting and seeing”. To make sure your roof won’t be torn apart this hurricane season, our Kingwood roofers recommend getting a free roof inspection.

A roof inspection not only helps us spot any Houston weather damage, but we can also determine if these signs of roof damage warrant getting Kingwood roof repairs or a Kingwood roof replacement. 

Only Get A Kingwood Roof Replacement or Kingwood Roof Repairs When Necessary

We have been serving the greater Houston area for over 40 years, so getting to know homeowners and building a relationship with them based on trust is paramount in our business and in our identity. We instill these values in our entire time, so you can rest assured that we will make unbiased recommendations on how you can reinforce your Kingwood roof based on the evidence we find in our inspections. After all, as a local roofer, we understand how stressful and devastating roof damage can be, and all we want is for families across Houston to feel safe and protected in their homes.

Let Our Kingwood Roofing Company Protect Your Home This Hurricane Season

Here in Houston, we were lucky enough to only experience Hurricane Hanna’s rainstorm bands and not the hurricane itself. With over 8 named storms already, and the possibility of Hurricane Laura affecting us in some way, we should be proactive. Please contact us so we can schedule a free roof inspection so that our Houston roofers can keep you and your loved ones safe and protected this hurricane season.