Risking Friendswood Roof Damage This Hurricane Season
We are just a couple of weeks away from hurricane season, and predictions are saying that we may be in for another active season. With heavy rainfall and winds from tropical storms and hurricanes, your roof might become compromised this season, resulting in the need for Friendswood roof replacement. If you would prefer to wait instead of getting a Houston roof replacement before hurricane season, this article discusses how hurricane season may bring damage to your roof and what signs you should look out for so you get your Friendswood roof replacement in a timely manner.
How Does Wind Damage Your Friendswood Roofing?
Heavy winds toss around debris, such as garbage, branches, and even your lawn decor and patio furniture. This kind of debris can easily puncture your rooftop shingles, which can then leave room for emergency roof leaks and allow for outside air to seep into your home, causing your energy bill to spike and potential roof rot. Wind tends to blow unevenly across surfaces, which often results in broken seals between shingles and the underlying decking. This can create a chain reaction in which nearby shingles will also come loose and tear off, exposing the rest of the structure to water damage, rot, and mold.
Signs Your Home Has Experienced Friendswood Roof Damage From A Hurricane And Requires A Roof Replacement
Here are just some signs that indicate your Friendswood roof has sustained hurricane damage.
In-tact roof shingles lay flat against your roof, but they begin to lift if they undergo significant damage. Corner and edge roof shingles are most prone to curling, so after a storm passes, check on them from below to see if they’re lifting at all.
Damaged Chimney Flashing
Chimney flashing is the material that encloses the space between the roof and the chimney and helps prevent water from entering it. The kind of flashing used depends on the roofing material and the climate, so even though Houston homes tend to have sturdy flashing, keep an eye out for any tears and/or buckling, as well as dents.
Our Houston Roof Experts Offer Affordable Friendswood Roof Replacement When You Need It
Ensuring that your roof is intact is essential all year round, but with the increased risks for damage during hurricane season, it is especially important that you are aware of what roof damage looks like. With our trained eyes and 40+ years of experience, our Houston roof experts will be glad to inspect your roof for free after a storm and assess the damage. Simply contact us so we can take a look at your roofing and determine whether you need a Friendswood roof replacement or not.