Storms can be intriguing, but they can also wreak havoc. Hail and wind are possibly the worst type of storms for most roofs, and unfortunately, we get plenty of both in Austin.
Residential roofing shingles are designed to stick together to shed water and prevent moisture from seeping inside. Shingles are not intended to absorb impact; however, impact is exactly what hail does. When hail pelts a roof it causes bruises, or wear spots. Over time these wear spots will continue to weaken, and the shingles may break off. This damage will cause shingles to wear out much faster than they would have otherwise.
Wind also has the potential to be very damaging to your roof. Strong gusts of wind can lift shingles, which breaks the seal. When this seal is broken the shingles are less secure, and additional wind gusts may rip the shingles from your home. Without shingles in place, rain and the elements will be able to get inside of your home, which can lead to rot and mold.
Tornadoes can cause significant property damage, even if they do not come into direct contact with a building. The same damage that can happen from regular hail and wind storms can be greatly intensified during a tornado. Another threat from tornadoes is debris. Tornadoes can lift items and hurl them at your home, causing damage. After a storm or any kind, it is important to inspect the entire exterior of your home, including the roof, to check for damage.
At Brolex Builders we have years of experience that enables us to quickly and efficiently help you. By properly weatherproofing your home, you are able to protect your family and your investment. We have experience not only repairing Central Texas storm damage, but also working with insurance companies to quickly resolve claims, eliminating the hassle on your end.
If you can see damage to your roof, or if you suspect your roof has sustained damage, give us a call for a free roofing inspection. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get out to you and conduct an inspection to resolve your problem and prevent further problems from developing in your home.