Warm Weather and Roof Damage

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Spring and summer weather delivers a sigh of relief from the cold, but also introduces a new problem. The commonly referred to phrase is “April showers bring May flowers”, but many homeowners know the real truth. The warm breezes and heavy rains may promote flower growth, but they are also responsible for dangerous falling tree limbs and other roof related nightmares. While rain damage, roof leaking and falling tree limbs are common problems, there are also easy solutions. Reputable roofers can help assure that your home is in good condition.

Damage from Falling Limbs
During rain storms, Plano residents experience heavy winds and often your roof takes the brunt of the damage. Even the strongest tree can only hold onto loose branches for so long before they snap off from the pressure. Fallen limbs can cause broken or lifted shingles, holes in the surface of the roof and extensive damage that could lead to water damage in your home. If you notice branches or debris on your roof, it could spell trouble. After a storm, check your roof for any visible damage and call a roofer to assess the situation. It is better to have the damage fixed as soon as possible, by a professional to assure your safety.

Water Damage
While rain may be great for foliage, it can be extremely harmful to roofs. Heavy rains can cause the surface of the roof to bubble and allow a leak to form. Downpours often result in standing water on the roof’s surface. If the water does not dry up quickly, you may need to have it drained professionally. If not, it could seep further into the roof and cause rot and deterioration. High winds coupled with rain can result in lifted roof shingles, raised roofs and bent metal. Please do not attempt to fix any of these problems by yourself, they can be hazardous. It is best to catch leaks when they are small, so they do not escalate and causes an even bigger mess. A qualified roofing professional can help fix your roof.

Damaged RoofA Squirrel of a Problem
Fuzzy squirrels may be cute, but they aren’t so adorable when they’ve invited themselves to live in your home. The unwanted tenants use their sharp teeth to bore holes into roofs and make nests between the insulation of your house. The little balls of fur can chew right through a roof shingle leaving your home susceptible to water damage. Rodent repellants are one option, but they are not full proof and can be quite dangerous to wildlife. Ladders can be risky, especially when trying to dodge feisty squirrels. Instead of risking your safety and climbing a ladder to replace the damage, call a roofer to help out.

Lesson Learned
With the warm seasons rapidly approaching, be extra vigilant after rain storms. If you notice anything different about your roof, it is very helpful to get it fixed early on. Keep an eye out for fallen limbs and small holes in the roof, as they can quickly lead to water damage. Please do not attempt to patch up your roof by yourself, call a professional roofer that can take care of your problems safely.