Storm Damage Repair
In the Pacific Northwest we deal with a variety of weather-related issues on a regular basis. Since your roof is the most important part of your home, Guardian is here to help you recover from damage incurred resulting from wind, rain, ice or snow. In addition to weather, storms result in structural and roof related damage due to fallen trees, limbs or punctures.
While Asphalt Shingles, Tiles or wood shingles are manufactured and installed to withstand all kinds of weather, they have their limitations. Strong, whipping winds caused by a thunderstorm can get under shingles ripping them off your roof in an instant. This leaves you with an exposed area that can then cause further damage if left unchecked. Even if you don’t see missing shingles or exposed areas on your roof following a storm, it is very important you request a thorough roof diagnostic. Many times, the shingles will get peeled back by the wind and then lay back down concealing areas on the roof where shingles have failed sealant strips, nail tearing, torn underlayment, and exposed decking. This can make the roofing material even more susceptible to future leaks or even more extensive damage during the next storm.
While snow may appear to be light and fluffy, the accumulated weight of it resting on your roof can put a significant amount of stress on your roof as well as its component parts. Constant thawing and re-freezing of snow in the winter months can also create a heavy layer of ice that builds up over time and allowing water to enter your home. For roofs closer to the end of their life cycle, snow can move like a glacier, removing the granules as it thaws and moves across the roof.
We advise our clients to have their roof inspected after any severe storm, whether it’s wind, rain, or snow. Please call Guardian Roofing at 877-926-9966 or request an inspection online and we’ll make sure to conduct a thorough roof evaluation and check every part of your roof for damage.