Storm Repair Services in Weatherford, TX, and surrounding areas
There are few things more stressful than a serious natural disaster, whether homeowners and their families choose to evacuate or weather the storm at home. Once it’s over, the first thing to do is to make sure the structure is safe and secure, and that process should always involve checking for storm damage to the roof. Even properly installed, high-quality roofing materials can sustain damage during serious natural disasters, but the good news is that Americana Roofing is available to help by providing our storm repair services.
What to Expect for Storms and Natural Disasters in Weatherford
Homeowners who are new to the area often want to know what to expect in terms of inclement weather and how it might affect their properties. When it comes to roof damage, the most significant weather events to look for are:
- High winds
It’s rare for Weatherford homeowners to be threatened by other serious natural disasters like wildfires and severe winter storms, although neither is unheard of in the area.
Extreme winds cause both direct and indirect damage to roofs. Asphalt shingle roofs are particularly susceptible to direct wind damage. If there are any loose shingles or the winds are strong enough, gusts can get beneath the shingles and further loosen them or tear them off completely. If the winds are accompanied by rain, water damage may also be present.
Wind gusts also impact other types of roofing materials, so homeowners with metal, wood shake, and even heavy slate tile roofs shouldn’t assume their roofs will be safe. Extreme winds also bring down branches or even entire trees onto area roofs, take down power lines, and fling debris up from the ground.
Even if the damage from heavy winds doesn’t seem severe, it leaves the roof vulnerable to moisture infiltration and should be inspected and repaired by a professional as soon as possible. At Americana Roofing, we can provide the necessary inspection to determine if there is any damage that needs to be repaired or replaced.
Like heavy winds, hail storms can wreak some serious damage on residential roofs and commercial roofs as well. The type of damage will vary based on the size of the hailstones and the type of roofing material used, and not all of it will be obvious and easy to see. Asphalt shingles can wind up loosened or with bruises that are missing their granules, while metal roofing can develop small dents and pockmarks that form perfect pockets for corrosion-inducing water in future storms.
Even slate tiles and wood shakes are subject to damage during hail storms. Large hailstones hitting with enough force can easily cause both of these materials to crack, allowing water to infiltrate the sunroof.
After hailstorms, it’s best for everyone affected to schedule professional inspections. At Americana Roofing, we offer inspections and repairs for your roof and entire property. Because the damage isn’t always obvious from the ground, it can go unnoticed and unaddressed, leaving the roof vulnerable to further damage.
People often assume that if a tornado hits, storm roof repair service is the last thing they’ll need to worry about. While that can be generally true if the home is in the direct path of a storm, properties further away from the tornado still experience strong winds. Even a short exposure to the kinds of winds present within a mile or two of a tornado can do some serious harm, so it’s wise to have the roof inspected if the tornado passed anywhere nearby.
While winter storms are exceedingly rare in Weatherford, the last few years have proven that there is no such thing as normal winter weather anymore. The real problem isn’t that snow can accumulate on a home’s roof. It’s that in Texas, roofs are rarely built with protection from ice damage in mind.
Ice dams are most likely to occur if the roof is not well-insulated or properly ventilated. However, they can occur on any roof if the melting-freezing cycles happen repeatedly following a winter storm. The most common types of issues caused by ice dams are torn-away gutters and loosened shingles, but if homeowners ignore that damage, it can escalate into more serious and expensive-to-repair water damage or even foundation cracks.
Hiring a roofer to perform an inspection and repair damaged shingles and gutters as soon as the cold snap lets up is a much better solution than hoping for the best and waiting until further problems occur. At Americana Roofing, we offer fast inspections and repairs for ice dams and related issues.
Get Help Weathering Any Storm
The best way to handle any inclement weather event is to make sure the home’s roof is in good shape leading up to the storm, but even well-maintained roofs may sustain damage in a storm. When that happens, homeowners need roofing services they can trust. We have been Weatherford, TX, homeowners’ go-to roofing company for a number of years, whether they want help shoring up their roofs before the next big storm hits or fixing damage after it has occurred. Give us a call to learn more about our services.