Storm Damage News
If you are in Tomball and recently got hit by one of the many rainstorms scattered across the greater Houston area, then now is the time to take some maintenance measures so as to ensure your roof is strong enough and ready to protect you, your family, and your home from the next downpour. The good news is that, although this necessary chore seems dreadful, it is fairly easy to complete.
Clear Out Your Gutters
Gutters are argued as the second most important component of your roof, right after your shingles. This is because the gutters are responsible for collecting the rainwater and directing it to the downspout, away from your siding, shingles, and the rest of the structure. This protects it from weathering away and sustaining mold and mildew damage.
With tropical storms circling around and gaining traction, and hurricane season ramping up, we are experiencing plenty of wind. Although the breeze may be nice, strong gusts of wind may blow debris from your lawn onto your Tomball roof, such as grass, twigs, and leaves that end up in your gutters. If this debris is left in the gutters, it will clog the entire system, which defeats its purpose.
Trim Your Overhanging Tree Branches
Large trees are a beautiful addition to your front and back yards, but they come with their own drawbacks. Namely, large trees mean large branches will hang over your home’s roof, which may cause more debris to accumulate. Large branches also place unnecessary weight on your shingles, which will inevitably cause them to buckle. When this happens, your Tomball roofing is far more prone to dangerous roof leaks.
Amstill Roofing Offers Free Tomball Roof Inspections
If you’d like to understand the current condition of your Tomball roof, then please contact us for a free inspection so we can assess your roof and determine whether you are in need of Tomball roof repair or Tomball roof replacement. We will also use our inspection to further guide you in the proper roof maintenance measures you should take. As we continue to monitor the weather, we urge you to let us help you take care of your roof this hurricane season.
We have officially entered the Atlantic hurricane season, which is indicated by the recent storms we’ve experienced. June 1st marks the first day of the storm season, which ends on November 30, and this season is predicted to be an active one. Here are some precautions our Houston roofers–which serve Tomball, Spring, Katy, Friendswood, and other neighborhoods/towns in the greater Houston areas–recommend you take to ensure your home is protected.
Protect Your Home From Strong Winds
A large amount of damage your home takes is caused by severe winds during a tropical storm or hurricane, so the following precautionary measures will help reduce Tomball roof damage, as well as Spring, TX roof damage, and wind damage to your Katy and Friendswood roofs.
Clean Your Yard
Hurricane winds can toss around anything in your yard with ease, such as chairs, bikes, furniture, propane tanks, and decorations. When these items are tossed around in the wind, they can easily land on your Spring, TX roof, puncturing your shingles and causing leaks. If a hurricane hits, you do not want to deal with a leak. If you tidy up your yard and put away any of these objects inside your garage, home, or another shelter, then you will be doing your roof a great favor.
Get a Roof Inspection
It’s imperative that you know how well your Tomball roof will hold up during and after a storm, so we recommend you get a Tomball roof inspection. We offer free roof inspections because we want to ensure that you are safe and protected by your Tomball roof. This inspection gives us a chance to utilize our 40+ years of roofing experience to spot out any Tomball shingle damage.
Complete Any Necessary Repairs
After we inspect your Spring, TX roofing, we recommend you complete Spring, TX roof repairs on any of the problem spots we discovered. This way, we can reinforce your roof so it can sustain more damage. If you skip roof repairs, your Spring, Texas roofing may succumb to the wind and rain and put you, your family, and the rest of your house at risk.
Contact Amstill Roofing, Houston’s #1 Roofing Contractor
If you’re in Tomball, Spring, Katy, or Friendswood, and want to make sure your roof is prepared for hurricane season and tropical storms, then please contact us so we can begin with a Friendswood roof inspection and then complete any necessary repairs as soon as possible.
Spring seems to be a favorite season among many Houstonians because it’s warm again, the sun is shining bright, and although some days are dreadfully humid, we do get to enjoy less humid days as well. With the rain that comes down on us, we can enjoy seeing the grass and trees radiate vibrant green once again, we notice that flowers are getting ready to bloom soon, and spring means we are that much closer to summer vacation, pool days, and grilling. As wonderful as it is to be optimistic about the weather, spring rain in Houston can quickly turn from a light drizzle to a heavy downpour and your roof will be affected by it. Here’s how.
Spring Rain Damage
Spring weather primarily affects your roof because of the rain that comes with it. Roofs naturally weaken as they age, and in an older roof, excess rain will very easily weaken shingles to a point that they dip and sag.
Wind and Hail Roof Damage in the Spring
A dipping and sagging roof occurs when the shingles are no longer firm and sturdy. Remember, spring is notorious for bringing hail storms to Houston and hail, which forms in windy updrafts in the cloud layer, so if hail falls onto a damp, sagging roof, it will inflict further damage quickly and effortlessly. Wind, which can become rather strong in the middle of a Houston spring rainstorm, may blow garden decor or stray debris, such as twigs and branches, onto the roof, puncturing it and creating a leaking roof. Unfortunately, a leak may go unnoticed in your attic for a while until it finds a way out through a light fixture or a corner in your kitchen.
Have Amstill Inspect Your Houston Roof to Determine If It Has Been Damaged
In our 40+ years of experience, we have found that damage that seems minor at first will quickly worsen. If left unaddressed for too long, once minor damages, such as a few weak shingles or a tiny leak, may become devastating and may call for an early roof replacement. If we had completed some prior roof repairs instead, then we would have been able to reinforce your roof so it lasts longer. In an attempt to avoid this, we recommend you contact us for a free inspection. We will thoroughly investigate your siding, shingles, gutters, and flashing, and may also recommend an internal inspection. Depending on our findings we may recommend a roof replacement or some easy repairs to ensure your roof can handle the current spring weather and the upcoming summer weather.