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The Texas Panhandle is not only known for its beauty, which spreads across the deep, red canyons and to the baby blue skies, but also for its intermittent weather. If you're from the Panhandle, you understand the sentiment that if you don’t like the weather here, just wait about five minutes.
The weather in the Texas Panhandle plays a very large part in wear and tear on our offices and homes. Fastening, Cohesion, and Bonding systems which many shingle and roofing systems rely on are tested constantly by the frequent temperature changes. Thus, in the long run, roofs will eventually become damaged and start to leak, and therefore, need to be renovated and replaced.
Common Roof Damage Types
Apart from the humid, dry, cold, or hot weather cycles which can negatively affect your roof, there are other factors which can damage your roof quicker than the above. Very notably, our region experiences severe hail damage every 3 to 5 years on an average, as well as wind damage nearly every spring. To add to that, we also experience other types of damages caused by storms, including snow and ice, which can start a damage process by causing branches to fall and cause the development of ice dams on roofs.
Accent Roofing can assess any damage, including hail, wind, ice, snow, and other types of extreme precipitation and weather damage. We are inspectors with Haag licenses, and you can trust our inspection to be thorough and time effective. Aside from dentifying damage that storms can cause, we also identify potential damage situations.
The area where your home is situated almost has no say in this factor. Whether you live in Albuquerque, Amarillo, or Lubbock, you are a potential victim of a wind storm. Wind can pose a severe threat to your home, and Accent Roofing has ample experience in such situations. We have seen wind storms blow marquee signs over, uproot trees, knock over walls, and cause a lot of havoc.
Neither the wind here nor the damage it causes is a matter to handle with levity. Although we have seen many roofs which have lost most of their shingles, you should not wait for such to happen to you before you turn to insurance for your roof. The primary problem with most wind storm occurrences, is that you may not be able to detect them easily. For example, the wind might bend one common complex shingle back, causing it to crack the asphalt layer to the extent that it will leak the moment little snow finds its way to the roof in the long run.
As hail is capable of damaging a roof, it does not take long before it completely destroys the roof completely! The hail storm is the most destructive amongst all forms of roof-damaging storms. Funny enough, hail damages are not quite easy to identify; it takes the lengthened expertise of an experienced professional to detect hail damage. Also, if you overlook minor problems and do not address them on time, they can pose a severe threat to your home in the long run.
It is no doubt that the weather in these regions must not be underestimated. Since the majority of us already know about hail damage, we also know that we can suffer from other types of storm damage as well. However, other weather-induced damages are sometimes overlooked. Any time you experience a weather event, but it did not seem to cause any harm for your home, it's essential to contact a professional inspector to help check for minor damages. This way, you will be more prepared to face other upcoming weather events that the following year may bring. If not, seemingly trivial issues can turn into critical problems in the long run.
This is mainly an issue if you haven’t replaced or repaired your roof for a long time, or the initial construction of your roof was done in a poorly. During the winter months, important factors including ventilation, insulation, and air leaks should be taken into consideration. Ice can cause ice dams to develop on your roof after a snowstorm, hindering water from draining off your roof entirely. Your roof is highly likely to develop leaks when water sits on it for a long time. You are more likely to have such leaks if your roof has been overexposed to sun, hail, or mechanical damages attributed to physical factors, including walking on the roof excessively.
Winter-time problems are also associated with early and delayed season freezes, which are very common to us. In the late fall, when trees have not shed their leaves completely, the amounts of frost, snow, and ice that settle on them can cause the branches to break and fall. Many times, these tree branches will damage roofs. The owner of the house might merely remove the branches without noticing the small fault that they had left behind. This damage might be collapsed vents, compromised shingles, or any number of things that can lead to significant problems if not attended to on time.
Primarily, unless your roof has poor construction or shingle decay, heavy rains do not usually cause significant damage to roofs. Mostly, in our area, the storms typically have heavy winds, and thus, gravity is not the only determining factor in terms of whether water will drain out or not. If the shingles on your roof are old or have missing gravel, you are likely to experience leaks when one of these severe spring storms occur.
Concerning roofs in our area, we find an unlimited variety of conditions as storm damage. Apart from the regular snowstorm, hailstorm and windstorm damage that we are all familiar with, there is also the unclassifiable storm damage. Around here, the weather is harsh, and we experience different types of damages that we cannot classify. Accent Roofing understands that these rough weather conditions sometimes put a homeowner in dire situations, which can force them to run to an insurance representative, who is not in the region, to explain their unfortunate and complicated condition. Please allow us to handle your insurance company for all different forms of storm damage that affects you.
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