In the Texas Panhandle, any type of weather is a possibility. Roofing in our area has to be able to withstand a wide range of extremes. Even heavy rain can occur and bring with it potential damage to your roof and home.
When hail and high winds occur, the damage to your roof is often obvious. Heavy rains can be just as damaging. Initial damage may be difficult to spot immediately. The protective granules covering shingles can be worn away during heavy rainfall. Shingles become weaker and more vulnerable to cracks and leaks. Another sign of damage is missing shingles. Rain can cause shingles to loosen and leave bare spots on your roof. Continued rainfall on weakened or bare roofing will eventually lead to water finding a way under shingles. When this happens, shingles will warp. Warped shingles will begin to curl or even buckle on your roof. Buckling, shingles not laying flat on the roof, indicates more severe water damage. Left unrepaired, water under your shingles could lead to further and more severe damage. Roof rot or mold are both potential indications that your roof is suffering from severe water damage.
Roofing is designed to be waterproof, however, heavy rain can cause damage to even the most well-built roofing systems. After periods of heavy rainfall, it is important to have your roofing inspected if you suspect damage. In the Texas Panhandle, roofing takes a beating with our extreme weather. Heat, high winds, and hail followed by heavy rains can lead to leaks and other major damage.
If you notice stains on your walls or ceilings, it is a good sign that you have a roof leak. Left untreated, the leak could lead to mold and mildew invading your home. Over time, a small roof leak will turn into a big problem. Roofing systems are designed to keep water out. If the shingles or flashing are damaged, rain can seep into the wood that supports the roof and walls of your home. Eventually, the wet wood will begin to rot and grow mold, damaging the structure of your home. Regular roofing inspections and quick repairs can help prevent this serious side effect of a roof leak. Downspouts and gutters that are clogged will cause the water to back up under the wood and shingles on the roof. Standing water can penetrate cracks and weaken roofing far more quickly. Regularly clearing gutters protects your roof and keeps it healthy. Flashing, the thin weather-proofing materials between your roof and vents, skylights, and chimneys, can be weakened during heavy rainstorms. This is an often overlooked area when it comes to assessing damage. The seals in this area are vulnerable to heavy rain and should be inspected regularly to ensure they are in good repair.
Accent Roofing of Amarillo has the experience you need to inspect and repair your roof. Recent heavy rains, hail, and wind could have caused damage that you are not seeing just yet. A prompt inspection can save you time and money in the future. Left unrepaired, your roof and home can be severely damaged before you are aware of the problem. The professional Accent Roofing staff is dedicated to keeping your home and family safe. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied. Let us work with you to protect your roof and everything underneath.
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