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We’re almost into the second month of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Although we haven’t had any major storms yet, we have still had plenty of rain and wind on some days. That said, hurricane season lasts through the end of November, and you want to make sure your Cypress, Tomball, Spring, and Katy roofs are strong enough to protect you and your home this hurricane season. Here are some signs your roof has sustained previous wind damage, potentially putting it at risk as storms roll in.
One of the concerns with heavy winds is that they toss around debris, such as garbage, branches, and even lawn decor. This kind of debris can easily puncture your rooftop shingles, which can then leave room for water leaks and cause damage to your roofing insulation. An often overlooked issue with Cypress wind roof damage is that it blows unevenly across different surfaces, which can result in broken seals between shingles and the underlying decking. This can create a chain reaction in which nearby shingles will also come loose, curl, and tear off, which can expose the rest of the structure to water damage, rot, and mold.
If you're in Cypress, Spring, Friendswood, Tomball, or another suburb of Houston, and have experienced a period of heavy winds, inspect your roof as soon as possible and take note of any of the following issues:
Leaks are one of the most obvious signs that wind damage has taken place on your roof, but sometimes the signs of wind damage are not as obvious. Be on the lookout for leaks in the attic, as this is the easiest way to help you find the source. Here is how to spot a leak and what to do during a roof leak emergency.
One more easy method to tell whether or not your roof has faced wind and storm damage is to check the chimney flashing. Chimney flashing–most commonly made up of aluminum, vinyl, steel, or copper–is the component that encloses the space between the roof and the chimney and helps prevent water from entering your home. The kind of flashing used depends on the roofing material and the climate, but it should be fairly easy to keep an eye out for any tears and/or buckling.
Ensuring that your Houston roof is intact is essential all year round, but with the increased risks for damage during the hurricane season, it is especially important. Please contact our roof repair experts in Houston and we will gladly conduct a free roof inspection to determine whether you are in need of cypress roof repairs or even a complete Houston roof replacement. Our trained eyes will catch any compromised spots and offer the best, most affordable course of action for you.