Storm’s A Brewin? How Summer Storms Can Impact Your Roof

Now that summer is in full swing, we get to enjoy the summer fun, but it also means we have to welcome in summer storms, which isn’t fun for your roof. From making shingles go missing to causing gutter damage, storms can do a number on your roof. It’s important to know when its time for a roofing repair. Here are three ways summer storms can damage your roof, so you can be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your roof’s way this summer. Winds Can Whip Up Roof Damage Even if there’s not heavy rain during a summer storm, the fast wind that comes with them can cause severe damage to your roof. Not only can wind take shingles off of your roof, but they can also take off underlayment and adhesive materials. If you notice missing shingles or other roof damage after a storm, these issues can lead to leaks and possibly damage the inside of your home. To keep your roof and home in a healthy condition, contact the best roofer in your area for a roofing repair. Hail Can Beat Up Your Shingles If you’ve ever been outside or in your car during a hail storm, you know how hard those pellets can come down—now imagine your roof getting pelted with those pellets! During a hail storm, the impact of the hail can create indentations on your shingles, which can eventually cause them to crack. When this happens, your roof becomes prone to water leaks and may cause interior water damage. Additionally, hail storms can also cause downspout and gutter damage, making your roof’s water drainage system less effective. In order to prevent this, schedule a free estimate with a roofing repair expert who you are confident will get the work done right the first time, so you can rest easy knowing every element of your roof is well taken care of. Debris Can Fall Onto Your Roof Just like the weather of summer, storms are very unpredictable—some are mild, some are intense and some can bring down branches, trees, powerlines, lampposts and other debris. And during some storms, these types of debris can be brought down right on top of your roof. As unfortunate as this situation is, hiring an exceptional roofing team who uses quality roofing products from GAF will ensure your roofing replacement is quick, easy and turns out beautifully. If you…

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Is it time to replace your roof?

Each year as you complete typical annual maintenance around your Metro Altanta home, we recommend that you also take the time to inspect your roof. Here are some of the common ways you can know whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. You want to ensure your roof is in good condition in order to protect the integrity of your home and keep the rain out. Shingles Curling at the Edges Singles that spend a lot of time in the heat can begin to curl up at the edges as they wear out. This curling can lead to problems in windy weather as the wind can catch the uplifted edges and pull them up further, allowing rain to blow under. Broken or Missing Shingles As shingles wear out, they become brittle and break. When you notice bare spots on your roof from shingles that have gone missing, it’s time to do something. Noticing broken pieces off your shingles may mean that just a few shingles need to be replaced, but if it is a pattern that you see repeating across the roof, it’s probably time to have a new roof installed. Missing Granules The granules on your shingles can be washed away over time, leaving bare spots. While this may not seem like a huge deal, it does show significant wear on your roof and may indicate the need for replacement. It can also indicate the need to repair other parts of your roof as an increased amount of water from drainage problems can cause uneven wear. Buckling Shingles A buckle in your shingles is a lifted ridge, almost like a bubble, that usually runs vertically up the roof. Two possible causes for buckling include if your previous roof was not installed properly or if the underlayment was wet when the shingles were placed over it. That said, even a properly installed roof can begin to buckle with age. The problem with this is that the wind can easily catch those shingles and pull them off the roof, leaving bare places where water can enter your home. Inspect Flashings on the Roof The last aspect of your roof that you want to inspect is the flashing. Flashing is installed over the roof itself at any fixture on the roof, such as the chimney. You may have flashing around a…

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