Home builders design roofs to withstand intense weather systems, including the powerful storms seen in Florida’s forecasts. Yet even the best-designed roofs can experience damage from powerful weather fronts or extreme conditions. Furthermore, repeated exposure to harsh weather can create sustained damage that erodes a roof’s structural integrity over the course of time.
Florida homes see certain types of roof damage more often than others. While damage from both tropical storms and hurricanes are the most visible types of damage, local homeowners must be vigilant about these common types of roof damage:
- Wind damage – High winds can crease, break, or dislodge shingles away from the roof completely. When high winds damage or remove shingles, this leaves your roof vulnerable to water, increasing the risk of significant damage due to the underlayment and decking being exposed, in turn letting water into the home.
- Hail damage – Large pellets of hail can mar or bruise shingles and roofing material, which can leave your home vulnerable. Once moisture has seeped in, it can be very difficult to remove. Northeast Florida experiences hail pellets of larger size and hail storms that last longer than other areas of the country as well, increasing the risk of significant damage to your roof.
- Impact Damage – Tropical storms and hurricanes are common occurrences in Northeast Florida. Storms like that pose a high risk of trees or tree branches impacting your roof and causing serious damage. It is imperative to have impact damage inspected and repaired as soon as possible to prevent further roof damage.
While some signs of roof damage are easy to spot, other signs may not be so easy to see.
For more information on your home’s structural integrity, call A.J. Wells Roofing & Construction to get your free quote. This is an issue you do not want to wait replacing. Call Today at (904) 553-0069 or visit us at Roofreplacementservices.com.