A roof never gets a break from the weather! Whether it’s hot and sunny, humid, cloudy, rainy, snowy or being beaten upon by high winds and hail, it certainly takes a constant battering from Mother Nature. Hail and strong wind storms wreak the most havoc on your roof, its shingles and the roof flooring.
There is no better way to make certain your roof is always ready to take what the elements have to dish out than to talk to a Florida roofing contractor and have a roof inspection completed. Regular inspections, and inspections following storms, should be part of every homeowner’s plan for home maintenance.
In the midst of, and following a major thunderstorm or hurricane, as Florida is prone to, the winds can lift shingles from the roof, drive tree branches into it and break the seal between the shingles. Breaking the seal means that water can seep down between the shingles and compromise the roofing system; this type of damage may not be visible but left untreated can lead to the need for roof replacement.
Visible signs of wind damage include exposed metal fascia and pieces around the chimney or skylights as well as missing or curled shingles.
Hail is another culprit to damaged roofs and this can lead to cracks, dents or dimples in the roofing material. A crack is the most severe damage the roof can suffer and this can be caused by large hail hitting the roof repeatedly. A dimple is the least severe damage your roof can suffer and may not cause major damage but could lead to the eventual deterioration of the roof. A dimpled roof means that the outer layer of shingles has been compromised, leaving it vulnerable.
If you suspect that your roof has been damaged or if a major storm has gone through your area, you will want to contact a roofing professional in Florida and have him perform an inspection of your roof.