Spring Storms: a Roof’s Enemy
Spring Storms Are a Roof’s Enemy
Spring Storms Can Seriously Damage Your Roof
As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”, but spring storms can also bring lightning, hail, and tornadoes, all of which can be detrimental to your roof. Strong winds can get underneath a roofing system and pull it right off the decking. The amount of resulting damage varies depending on the severity of the wind and the integrity of your roof; anything from one shingle to a whole sheet of material could be lost.
Additionally, wind can carry heavy and sharp debris, which can puncture or scrape a roofing system.
Hailstorms frequently dent and kink metal panels, damage that can become spots of weakness, rust, and leakage. Hail also cracks skylights and punctures older, brittle roofs. A direct lightning strike can cause damage to chimneys, HVAC units, satellite dishes, and other rooftop structures. In addition, lightning strikes can also cause insulation materials and buildings with wooden shingles or decks to catch on fire.
Get Your Roof Taken Care Of Before The Storms Roll In:
- Let us come inspect your roof
- Have us install a lightning rod system
- Trim nearby trees to prevent roof damage
We’re Here 24/7 In Case of Emergency
Great Lakes Roofing offers 24/7 emergency roof services. If your building is damaged by a storm, do not hesitate to call your local Great Lakes Roofing branch to assess the damage and schedule a repair.
Get Your Roof Taken Care Of Before The Storms Roll In. Don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Great Lakes Roofing at 800-871-5151. We’ll get your roof taken care of before the April showers roll in.