How can a storm damage your roof?

If you think that a storm cannot cause much damage to your roof, keep reading. You might be very surprised at how powerful Mother Nature is! 

Winter storms can cause havoc on your roof. The weight of snow along with fluctuating temps is enough to cause damage. When sleet builds up in sub-zero temperatures, the act of water freezing on areas of your roof can cause shingles to crack and gutters to burst. If you experience a bad winter storm, call Middle Creek Roofing at 1-717-949-2414 to come out and assess your roof. 


Hail can rain down in unimaginable sizes and can range in size from peas to baseballs. If you had a hailstorm in your area calling a roofing professional is essential so that you can have a roof inspection completed. The force that hail comes down is enough to dent your vehicles, just think about what it can do to your roofing system! One of the most common things to be damaged after a hailstorm on your roof is the flashing, which over time if not replaced can be an issue and cause water to intrude into your home. 


Stong winds can cause damage to your home even if it was not a tornado or hurricane that came through. One of the largest issues that wind causes is shingles to blow off your roof or lift up and break. Once you have missing and or cracked shingles on your roof, water is able to enter the substrate and can cause interior water leaks, insulation damage, mold and roof rot. Strong winds also can cause trees to fall and tree limbs to be thrown around. 


Heavy and persistent rain can cause your shingles to lose their granules over time. If you are experiencing a season with an overabundance of rain it would not hurt to call your roofing professional to have them come out and assess your roof for damage.  

The Benefits of a Professional Roof Inspection are as follows: 

-They are able to assess invisible damage

-They do not ignore smaller issues

-They are able to assist with insurance claims

-They know what to look for in regard to water damage 

-Homeowner saves money over time by detecting issues early

Call Middle Creek Roofing today at 1-717-949-2414 for an assessment of your roof! 

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