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How Does Storm Damage Affect Your Home’s Roofing System?

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Lake Travis and Northwest Austin area describes three ways storm damage impacts a roofing system and four indications that repairs are needed. 

SERVPRO specializes in cleanup and restoration after a fire, storm, flood, and other incidents affect a home or commercial space. Serving the Lake Travis and Northwest Austin area, their experienced team members make repairs associated with mold, smoke, sewage, vandalism, fires, storm damage, and more. Services include odor removal, deep cleaning, mold remediation, and complete renovation.

The staff at SERVPRO must undergo intensive preparation before being assigned to a project. They must meet the highest IICRC standards, complete employee certification training, take an initial franchise course, participate in ongoing web-based workshops, and attend a selection of continuing education classes. Their 24/7 emergency services offer peace of mind to residents who may need storm damage restoration at odd times of the day or night. SERVPRO’s exceptional team restores home roofing systems with precision and care, returning them to their original glory.  

How Does Storm Damage Affect Your Homes Roofing System?

#1: Rotting

Strong winds can blow shingles off roofs, allowing water to seep into areas and cause havoc. Cracked or broken shingles are especially susceptible to high winds and are more likely to go missing. It only takes two missing roof shingles for water damage to begin. Over time rotting will occur, leading to roof leaks that require extensive water cleanup. 

#2: Flooding

While rotting will eventually lead to flooding, falling trees, hail, or heavy rain can cause water damage within just a few hours. Water can find its way into your home through holes in the roof, cracks in the foundation, or broken windows. Depending on how severe the damage is, this may call for emergency water restoration. 

#3: Mold

Storm damage restoration often includes mold removal. Anytime there is flooding in a home, mold is likely present and will only spread if it’s not properly handled. It’s best to research local mold remediation companies and hire trained professionals to treat and remove the mold before it gets out of control. 

Signs Your Home Is in Need of Storm Damage Restoration

#1: Fallen Shingles 

One of the most obvious signs of roof damage is fallen shingles. Search the yard, street, and nearby trees for them after a big storm. Also, examine the roof for areas where parts of the surface appear to be missing. 

#2: Puddles in the Attic

When water damage isn’t immediately obvious, the attic can offer some answers. If there is flooding, the attic is the first place it will appear. Check for puddles and damp spots for leaks to see if water damage restoration is necessary. 

#3: Water Dripping Down Walls

More severe water damage will cause flooding in your living spaces. After a severe storm, check for water stains on the ceiling or dripping down the walls. These may take some time to appear and may not be noticeable right away. 

#4: Broken Shingles

Heavy rain and hail can dent or break shingles, leaving the roof susceptible to water damage. Water restoration companies can examine roof shingles and determine whether any shingles need to be replaced or if storm damage restoration is required. 

SERVPRO serves over a dozen cities around Austin, Texas, including Leander, TX, River Place, and Canyon Creek. If you need storm damage restoration services, call them now at (512) 318-2202 to schedule an appointment. 

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