A “storm” doesn’t necessarily always mean a major weather event like a tornado, and in Texas, there are plenty of ways that storms can damage your home and your Spring roofing. Tornadoes always pose a significant threat to the structure and safety of your home if it is hit, but in addition to that your roofing can also be damaged by heavy rains, high winds, lightning, hail, and more. Here are some tips to help you discover and repair any damage that occurs.
Spotting Damage on the Roof
Often one of the biggest challenges to getting timely repairs done on your Spring TX roofing is actually knowing that there was damage in the first place. After the storm is over and it’s safe to go outside and inspect the area, here are a few things you can be looking for:
• Leaking or other signs of water damage in the attic; the best time to do this is actually while it is still raining since you will be able to see the water leaking
• Signs of water leaks inside your home, such as bubbling or yellowing paint on the ceilings or walls
• Missing shingles or missing pieces of metal flashing on your Houston roofing
• Broken tree branches or other debris that landed on the roof
• Bruising, dents, or other signs of hail damage on the shingles
Repairing Storm Damage
Once you identify the need for repairs, the next step is to get it fixed. Some people might consider performing roofing repairs on their own, but in many cases, it pays to hire a professional Cypress roofing contractor to do the work. This ensures that you won’t miss any important repairs that need to be made, cause additional damage, or do the repairs incorrectly. All of these things can lead to higher costs for future repairs and potential damage to your home. You should also always consider your safety first and avoid doing anything that might put you at risk.
Some repairs to your roofing in Cypress TX might be covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you know the damage was the result of high winds, falling tree branches, hail, or other similar weather events, it’s important that you document all the damage with photos and videos and call your insurance right away before you make any repairs.