Some roof damage can be repaired, while other damage requires a complete roof replacement. Hail damage is tricky to identify because it’s hard to see subtle shingle damage from the ground.
Individual hail strikes displace protective granules and cause roof shingles to dimple. Large enough hailstones can cause an immediate crack or tear in the shingle surface…which leads to a leak.
Subtle shingle damage from smaller hail stones leaves the asphalt surface exposed to the damaging heat of the sun and can crack over time.
Oklahoma is known for high winds. These winds can cause sever damage to your roof as well as other areas of your home.
Strong enough wind can blow shingles completely off your roof or lift the shingle causing the adhesive seal to be broken. If shingles are blown off or the seal is broken, wind-blown rain can result in roof leaks that can lead to severe damage to your home.
High winds can also cause damage to your roof from debris and falling limbs.
Purchasing the correct shingle and having that shingle installed properly can help mitigate damage to your roof during high winds and storms.
One of the biggest problems with any roof damage is the potential of water getting into your home. Not only can this lead to thousands of dollars in repairs, it can also potentially cause health issues for you and your family.
Some water leaks are very is to see. Others are more subtle and much more difficult to detect. Water can enter home from many different areas. A few of the most common are damaged or old vent pipe flashing, chimney flashing, loose roofing nails and roof vents.
At 918 Roofing, we can locate even the most hard to find leaks and our experienced installers can fix any damage that your home may have.