It’s important for homeowners to understand how hurricanes and bad weather impact your roof. Your roof has a big job to do protecting your home. It’s the first line of defense against the elements, so it’s important to protect your roof from storm damage. How Hurricanes Impact Your Roof How Hurricanes and Bad Weather Impact Your RoofHurricanes and strong thunderstorms can have winds all over 150 mph. High winds can rip off roof tiles and shingles. Worst case scenario, hurricane winds can tear off the roof deck. There are some preventative steps you can take to help reduce the damage from hurricanes. Always keep your eye out for loose or missing shingles or tiles. If you have an older roof, it’s also a good idea to have a yearly roof inspection before hurricane season to make sure your home is protected, and your roof is secure. An experienced roofing contractor knows what preventative steps to take to help secure your roof further. A qualified contractor can install hurricane clips or roof tie-downs, and most insurance carriers offer a discount on your home insurance premium. It’s also wise to have large trees in your yard trimmed prior to hurricane season to reduce your risk of roof damage from a fallen tree or limb. How Bad Weather Impacts Your Roof Hurricane-force winds aren’t the only weather elements that can damage your roof. High temperatures can cause your roof to age prematurely. If your roof is already past it’s prime, then extreme temperatures will weaken it further. The sun’s rays will also cause roofing materials to swell. Tiles can even crack from prolonged exposure to sun and high temperatures. High temperatures might also impact your ventilation, which affects the temperature inside your home. If you spot cracked tiles, curling shingles, or notice it’s unexplainably hotter inside your home, then contact a qualified and experienced roofing contractor to schedule an inspection. Heavy rain takes can take a toll on your roof, especially if it is already damaged. If you are already missing tiles or shingles, or have cracked tiles, water can enter the attic. Once water leaks into your attic, it can cause water damage throughout your home. Schedule a yearly roof inspection to make sure your roof is sealed, free of damage, and secure. Catching problem areas before bad weather strikes will save you money in the longer run. When severe weather does strike your home, count on Marlin Construction Group for quality roof repairs and replacements.