A sturdy roof is one of the most important aspects of protecting your property. It is also most vulnerable to damage during a severe storm. Utah has seen extreme weather this winter, and these ferocious storms have slammed most of the United States – the most damaging of which was Hurricane Ian, which caused damages worth around $112.9 billion.

The bitterly cold temperatures, heavy snow, strong winds, and freezing rain can cause severe damage in a number of ways, making your commercial property vulnerable to additional issues, especially when its roof is old and outdated.

Find out how storms can damage roofs so you are well aware of how to protect your property.

Roof Blow Off

Hurricanes are winds traveling at a speed of at least 74 miles per hour. Strong winds at this speed can cause shingles, roof tiles, and even the roof deck to be ripped off your roof. Additionally, gutters can be pulled from the side of your roof, resulting in additional damage to the surrounding area.

High winds can also have an indirect impact on your roof. Tree limbs, flying objects, and other smaller debris can end up on your roof, loosening shingles and tiles or even creating holes in them.

Roof Damage

The excessive rains accompanying the storms can damage your roof. Heavy rain can cause excessive wear and tear. It can loosen shingles and "age" a roof quickly, requiring replacement sooner than necessary.

When heavy rain from a storm falls on an already damaged roof, the roofing structure can sustain severe water damage. Water can also cause damage to your attic after it has been exposed to the elements.

Water Penetration

Wear and tear on your roof or a broken tree branch shattering a section of your roof during a storm can cause water to seep inside your house. Sometimes the leak in the roof can silently cause problems like mold growth, structural damage, interior damage, higher bills, and fire hazards which are not that easy to spot.

Water penetration can damage your building’s insulation, reducing its effectiveness. It can also cause plasterboard to leak, metal cladding to corrode, and unseen mold growth.to spot.

What to Do After a Storm?

When a storm strikes, inspect the roof as soon as it is safe. Examine the roof from the ground for signs of damage, such as damaged, loose, or missing shingles, bent or missing gutters, and so on.

Look for leaks inside the building. The attic is the most likely location for leaks, so begin your search there. Water spots and discoloration on walls and ceilings are sure signs of water entering your property through the damaged roof.

If you notice any damage, contact a roofing company to have it professionally inspected. They use specialized equipment to look for weak spots in your roof's foundation; even minor issues can lead to significant damage if left unchecked.

Severe weather conditions are most likely to affect your roof, so getting it checked afterward by a professional is extremely important. Whatever type of roof you have, you can call the roofing experts at All Weather Waterproofing for a thorough inspection and complete roofing services.

You can be sure that our services will be highly efficient with no hidden costs. Contact us today for more details.