A thunderstorm is an umbrella term encompassing about four different weather conditions: rain, wind, hail and snow. Sometimes, these weather conditions can be a harmless and normal occurrence. On rare occasions, however, they can do massive amounts of damage on your roof.
Anticipating what to expect from a thunderstorm can help a great deal in mitigating its impact. Here’s how to prepare for the most common roofing issues that could result from some extreme weather.
Summer is the last season of the year you would expect a hailstorm, but it has been known to happen. Unexpected hail damage can be problematic to your roofing system in a number of ways. Long periods of ultraviolet (UV) exposure can weaken the roof. Most shingles are designed to withstand this, but they can still affect your roof. Impact damage from hailstones can cause individual shingle tabs to crack or break. Replace affected shingles as soon as the weather permits to avoid further problems with your roof.
A properly installed roof should be able to survive hurricane force winds with minimal damage. When the shingle strips are nailed down sufficiently, they are less likely to get blown off by the wind. Regardless, schedule a professional inspection after you’ve experienced some strong wind storms as the type of damage they cause can be a little difficult to spot.
Rain and Snow
The number one cause for roof repair service calls is damage caused by excessive amounts of moisture. You can lessen their impact by adequately ventilating your attic to control the humidity levels in your roof assembly. Periodic maintenance and inspection can also do wonders at keeping your roof prepared for some unexpected thunderstorms.
At Easton Roofing, we are your leading provider of roof repair, installation and maintenance services. Give us a call at (913) 735-8534, or fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation and no-obligation quote today. We serve homeowners in Kansas City and all surrounding areas.