How Hurricanes/ Bad Weather Impacts Your Roof
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How Hurricanes/ Bad Weather Impacts Your Roof

Your roof is one of the most important protective layers for your home. It stands for the first line of defense against UV radiation as well as storm damage. With ongoing exposure to these extreme conditions, your roof stability can be threatened. It’s important to understand how the natural forces in storms can impact the overall roof structure. In order to appropriately assess your roof, it’s important to receive regular maintenance checks from a skilled contractor.

Here are some of the main ways that bad weather and hurricanes can impact your roof:

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can lead to premature aging on the exterior systems on your roof. Ongoing exposure to the sun can make materials across your roof like Shingles and tiles began to warp and crack when they have been outside for too long. When heat damage begins to occur this can lead to the internal heat inside your home starting to change as well.

Strong Winds

Strong winds can often blow shingles off your roof or leave wooden panels under your roof extremely vulnerable to damage. When these items are damaged water can leak through the seals in your roof and lead to loose flashing as well.

Heavy Rains

Protecting your home from the rain means having the right materials in place to do so. Cracked shingles can lead to rainwater making its way into your attic, along your walls or even into your basement areas. Don’t wait for the next heavy downpour, get regular inspections and make sure that the damage does not escalate into a major problem.

Contact us today after any major storms to prepare a complete assessment of your home and your roofing structure.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.