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Roof damage can occur as a result of storm damage from wind, rain and hail. During severe storms, shingles of a roof can be damaged and require replacement or repairs. On an asphalt roof particularly, hail damage will look like bruises or dark spots where the roofing granules themselves have been knocked away from the roof surface. Holes, missing shingles or cracks may also occur.
In the event of a tornado, split seam or torn shingles may also result. This can cause serious water damage and leaks into the home as well as wood rot and mold formation. All of these things can compromise the integrity of your roof and even lead to a collapse. On wood, tile, metal and slate roofs, damage can lead to broken, missing or cracked shingles, missing sections of the roof altogether and torn or split seams. Structural damage can lead to serious risks and caution should be taken before anyone attempts to remove debris or tree limbs from a roof.
If you live in a location in which you experience sudden changes in weather, it is always advisable to be prepared for the worst. We talked to a representative for a company that offers commercial roofing in Denver who mentioned that the moderate climate in Colorado leaves homeowners unprepared when major storms arrive.
Wind can curl or lift shingles by breaking their seal that bonds them together leaving a roof vulnerable to heavy rain. High winds can remove and tear shingles, leaving the surface exposed to precipitation. Lastly, hail can leave marks or dents in shingles, dislodging them from their place and allowing the elements to penetrate the surface of the home with no protection.
If you suspect your home has damage from a storm, contact Central Roofing for a free consultation. Our emergency storm damage services have been available for more than 85 years.