The roof of a residential or commercial property is their first line of defense against storms, hails, snow, fire, and too much heat. Yet, it is also the most susceptible part as it is exposed to harsh weather and other components every day that may cause deterioration and decay.
Most property owners may be aware of these threats but fail to understand the damaging effects these conditions can do for their roofs. If not maintained or inspected regularly, roof damage can happen over time.
For areas in Iowa and Minnesota that is prone to extreme weather situations, it is important to be aware of how weather can affect your roofing structures.
Strong Wind Damage
Strong winds that accompany storms can damage your residential and commercial roofing. When strong winds happen, shingles and roof tiles become loose and may eventually fall off. Debris, falling leaves, and other elements may also be left behind by strong winds which your roof collects and may clog your gutter. These conditions can cause leaks and damages to your roof and can even extend the damage up to your roof frame.
It is important to check for any of these elements after a storm. If you notice any visible signs, contact a professional roofing contractor to inspect and repair the damages immediately.
Heavy Rain Damage
Yes, your commercial and residential roofing guards you against harsh weather but it still prone to water damage. If your roof is already having existing vulnerability such as cracked shingles, missing tiles, metal leaks or improper roof installation, then heavy rain can cause further damage to your roofing structures.
Living in areas where large trees are mean a higher risk of plausible property damage when storms of strong winds hit. Broken tree branches, falling trees, leaves, and debris all pose threats to your roofing. For minimal damages, it can be fixed immediately to prevent dampness and rain leaking into your property.
However, for large-scale damages to your roofing tiles, frames and shingles caused by falling trees, it is necessary to contact a professional roofing contractor to provide reliable roofing solutions to prevent further damages.
Extreme Heat Damage
Roofs will deteriorate faster when exposed to extreme heat every day which causes damage to your roofing both inside and out. This could affect your roof shingles or tiles to eventually break, crack or curl up. This damage could impact on ventilation and indoor temperature in your property is affected. Sometimes, these damages cannot be detected early on, but if you notice any unusual temperature inside your home or business establishment, contact a professional roofing contractor like Roof Guard Company to inspect and repair these damages as soon as possible.
Hailstorms are one of the biggest reasons for property damage and can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damages. And regardless of what type of roofing you have, hailstorms can still cause major damage as it affects anything that is outside.
To ensure durability, it is important to choose stable and high-quality roofing materials for installation such as the ones provided by Roof Guard Company.
Snows can cause huge ridges of ice or ice dams to clog at the end of your roofs or gutters. Over time, melting snow water stays on the roof and ends up breaking or tearing the structure.
If your notice considerable amount of ice dams forming, professional contractors like Northwest Iowa/Southwest Minnesota Roofers will do the necessary steam removal to prevent any further damage.
The Bottom Line
Roofing repairs in Iowa and Minnesota can be very expensive and time-consuming since it is not one those jobs that you can accomplish yourself. Roofing guards your family and your business and it’s what keeps you safe. And minor damages need to be taken care of before your whole house gets destroyed.
If you need any assistance with any roofing solutions, contact Roof Guard Company. We offer high-quality roofing materials and stable installations that are meant to withstand any weather conditions for many years to come. Our skilled contractors can also do a free assessment and suggest solutions to preserve your residential and commercial roofing in Iowa and Minnesota.