Storm damage: How hurricanes and bad weather affects your roof

With all the damage from the recent storm, Eunice in the UK many roofs have suffered loss of many tiles. The threat of a storm or other significant weather issue can be dangerous to your home. Even if much of your home is built to withstand the intense rain and wind conditions.

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How Rain Affects Your Roof

Regardless of where you live in the UK, you’re going to experience rain. While roofs are installed for the exact reason of protecting you against elements like rain, it doesn’t mean they’re waterproof. Over time, depending on the severity of the rainfall and general maintenance, your roof can sustain water damage. If you don’t take care of your roof, this is more likely to be an issue.

For instance, missing tiles allows water to seep into your home and is often the culprit for leaky lofts. Even if your tiles are cracked, damaged, or simply installed improperly, you are more likely to experience water damage.

Wind Damage Is a Threat

The strong winds from a storm can entail speeds up to hundred miles per hour or greater. Wind damage can cause tiles to come apart from your roof. Sometimes the mortar used to keep your roof together might be forced out due to all that wind, but this point is more likely to develop in windier conditions or if your roof is a little older.

Leaves and Branches

Trees can often break apart and blow away due to the intense winds produced by storm damage. Add branches and leaves from trees might blow onto your roof and add more weight. Sometimes those items will cause tiles to break apart from all that extra physical force caused by some branches. Even worse, a larger log or another surface might bash into the roof and cause a dent or other serious kind of damage.

How to Combat Extreme Weather Conditions

Extreme weather conditions do affect your roof and over time, can cause expensive damages. Instead of waiting until it is too late, regular roof inspection and maintenance are the best ways to make sure you’re taking care of your roof properly.

While extreme weather might not cause a disastrous situation immediately, repeated exposure and minor inconveniences add up.

If you would like to get in contact with Roofing Matters Group, you can get in touch with the team here and they can arrange for Daryl, to provide you a free quotation.