How to Protect Your Roof from Weather Damage

Mar 15, 2019

As your home’s first line of defense against the elements, your roof receives the most damage, especially in extreme weather conditions such as storms and heat waves. Here’s how extreme weather conditions can affect your roof, followed by some tips on how to lessen their impact:

Wind Damage

Wind, particularly strong wind, can cause terrible damage to your roofing. While gentle breezes pose no threat, strong winds can lift panels and dislodge shingles, effectively exposing your roofing’s wooden frame and opening your ceiling. Trees standing beside your home can also destroy your roof when powerful winds uproot them. To prevent or lessen wind damage, secure your roof shingles and consider cutting nearby tree branches. You can also hire storm damage emergency repair services.

Rain Damage

Roofs that have pre-existing issues, such as missing or cracked shingles, are candidates for storm damage. Old roofing can also be damaged by heavy rain. Consider checking the roof for cracks or missing shingles to replace them. Also, consider replacing old roofing.

Heat Damage

Extreme heat is dangerous to your roofing and can be as harmful as the other weather conditions. Heat can cause your roof to crack, curl, or tear depending on the materials used. Consider checking your roof for any sign of breaking or bending when the weather is hot. Alternatively, you can ask your local
storm restoration specialists to explain how.

Hail Damage

Hail is known to cause extensive damage to properties each year. Regardless of size and shape, hail is very dangerous to your roof, windows and siding; it can cause dents, holes and cracks. Consider using hail guards, shields, and wire mesh to protect your roofing. Also, check for damages to your roof after every storm and contact the experts to help you with repairs.

To learn more about reducing the effects of bad weather on your home, please contact Viking Contractors, LLC, your
storm damage roof repair expert, at (612) 567-5522. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection. We serve homes in Eden Prairie, MN, and other communities.

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