Your roof is a complex system. Once a tree limb has torn through your home’s shingles, you may have several different reasons for concern. For example, different types of weather can expose your home to damaging elements that impact the integrity of your roof. Storms can create leaks, damage flashing or gutters, and affect the structural integrity of your roof.
While you may not be able to prevent damages from inclement weather, there are steps you can take after a storm to protect your home before another one rolls in.
At A to Z Construction, we understand that storms happen. When they do, our roofing contractors are here for you every step of the way. We work with homeowners throughout the Minnesota area to provide a full spectrum of storm damage inspection and repair services. We want to make sure that your roof is repaired before the next storm rolls in so that we can return your home or business to normal as quickly as possible.
In this article, we’ll talk about what to expect during a storm damage inspection and how it will benefit you in the long run. We’ll also talk about why you need the assistance of a storm damage professional.
But first, let’s cover the basics.
How Can a Storm Damage Your Roof?
When a storm passes, it’s not just the high winds and rain that can damage your roof. Storms can be damaging in other ways too, such as:
Feather Tree Branches
High winds may uproot trees. If these trees fall on your home’s roof, they could cause significant damage. Feathery tree branches that catch the wind can severely damage your roof as well.
Storm Surge and Flooding
Did you know a strong storm surge or flooding can increase the force of the water on roofs? A breaking wave will push a wall of water toward land, which often includes anything in its path – including your home’s roof. Flooding can also cause internal damage like warped floors, walls, and ceilings which may need to be attended to.
High winds can damage your home’s roof in several ways. If the wind is strong enough, it could peel back shingles or even tear them right off your home’s frame. High winds can also turn your roof into a sail that’s pushing your home in the opposite direction.
Ice and Snow
Snow and ice can also cause significant damage to your roof. If snow piles up too fast or melts and refreezes during winter, it can put tremendous pressure on your entire roof structure. Maybe you’ve heard of the term “snow load,” and that’s what we’re talking about here.
Hail can damage your roof too. The hail size doesn’t necessarily matter; most homes’ roofs aren’t built to withstand such a beating.
While all of this is scary, don’t panic. You can take proactive measures to help protect your roof and avoid additional damage.
The Inspection Process During the Wake of a Storm
Now that you know what can damage your roof during a storm, let’s discuss what to expect during an inspection.
At A to Z Construction, we use infrared cameras and moisture inspections as part of our regular checkups for our customers. These tools help our roofing pros diagnose problems that may not be so easy to spot when walking around on your roof.
In addition, we’ll check your gutter systems for any damage or clogs when inspecting your property after a storm. Our team will also walk over the exterior of your home in search of anything that might disrupt the structure. We ensure our work is efficient, fast, and 100% free of damage to your foundation or yard.
After recording all the findings, we’ll present you with a detailed report and go over it with you – answer any questions you may have about what was found and how it could affect you in the future.
After reviewing this report, our team members will offer the necessary repairs to restore your home to its pre-storm condition.
Why You Need A Professional For Your Storm Damage Inspection
A storm damage inspection is definitely something to be concerned about. But why should you trust your home’s roofing assessment to an experienced and professional team like the pros at A to Z Construction?
Having worked with homes throughout the Midwest, we know what signs to look for. Using top-of-the-line infrared cameras and moisture detection technologies, our inspection process is thorough. However, don’t just take our word for it – check out some customer reviews to find out why people come back over and over again.
At A to Z Construction, we believe in doing things right the first time around. We carefully document and measure all of our findings to ensure a quality roofing inspection every time.
Attention to Detail
While the wind is rattling your windows, you won’t have time to focus on what’s going on with your home’s foundation or exterior. That’s why we’ll walk over to your property after the storm to make sure everything is in order. If we find anything, our team will let you know right away.
Why You Need The Inspection After a Storm
Protecting Your Investment
Your roof is one of the most essential components of your home. It can impact your energy efficiency, your resale value, and even the comfort of your living space. That’s why you should consider investing in a seasonal storm damage inspection by an expert like A to Z Construction. These inspections help determine if there are damages to be fixed, and they also help you prevent future problems with your roof.
Understanding Your Roof’s Condition
Moisture inspection is one of the most essential components of a storm damage inspection. This tells your roofing company if there are any leaks or issues with your gutters to attend to. If your roof is leaking, you may not even know about potential damages under the surface. Your inspection will point these out, so they don’t become a problem later down the line.
Contact A to Z Construction Today
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why it’s so important to have an expert roofing company inspect your home after a storm passes. For quality services and peace of mind, rely on the pros at A to Z Construction. We are available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contact us now to receive your free quote for an assessment of your home’s roofing, foundation, and exterior.