3 Types of Roof Damage After a Storm

3 Types of Roof Damage After a Storm

Weather disturbances are a fact of life. It’s frustrating that there’s nothing anyone can do to completely prevent them from happening, but there are ways to mitigate the resulting damage. As one of the most trusted roofing contractors in Minneapolis, Krech Exteriors offers our best advice to help you deal with and, hopefully, minimize the most common effects of storms on your home.

Hail Damage

Most modern roofing materials are designed to be impact-proof. This means smaller debris falling on the roof won’t easily and immediately knock off any of the shingles. This type of impact includes hailstones.

Hail damage can be hard to spot, especially for untrained eyes. It normally appears only as small cracks that could potentially turn into a much bigger problem. Our professionals at Krech Exteriors can help you find, identify and resolve tissues caused by hail impact, and extend the lifespan of your roofing system.

Wind Damage

GAF roofing products all follow ASTM and UL standards for safety and wind resistance. GAF roofing wind resistance ranges from 110 to 130 miles per hour. This means even under extreme wind speeds, your roof will not suffer any major damage. For perspective on just how strong this resistance is, Category 5 hurricanes carry winds up to an average of 150 miles per hour.

After extreme weather conditions, it’s always a good idea to have your roof inspected by professional roofing contractors to properly spot and diagnose potentially dangerous roofing problems even if your roof doesn’t seem to have any issues.

Water Damage

Flooding doesn’t necessarily damage your roofing as this particularly common, natural occurrence rarely reaches roof heights, if at all. However, exposure to too much water can definitely have some damaging effects on your roof. Waterlogged wood often loses its structural strength while excessive moisture encourages the growth of mold and mildew. These types of damage usually require a roof replacement by a professional roofer.

Get the Help You Need After Bad Weather

Krech Exteriors provides homes with the best support following any weather disturbance. Call us today at (651) 968-8888, or fill out our online form to schedule an in-home consultation, completely free of charge. We serve Minneapolis and all nearby areas.

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