Everyone who lives in Calgary, AB knows how unpredictable to weather can be. Calgary can experience dramatic fluctuations in the weather that can lead to intense storms. From high winds, hailstorms, tornadoes, and snow squalls, storms can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your roof. The roof bears the brunt of a storm and is crucial in protecting your property from harsh weather events. Advanced Level Roofing specializes in roof repairs and roof replacements. If you’re worried that your roof has been damaged in a storm, contact us today to set up a free inspection. Our expert roofers will inspect your roof for signs of damage. They will give you a free estimate and will discuss the best options for repairing or replacing your roof. Advanced Level Roofing is the roofing contractor Calgary loves.
What Should You Do After a Storm?
Calgarians remember the hailstorm that struck on June 13th, 2020. That hailstorm caused over a billion dollars in damage and was one of Canada’s costliest natural disasters. It’s important to know how to identify roof damage. Our expert roofers will assess your roof and will determine what steps need to be taken. It can be dangerous to climb onto your roof. Our expert roofers have the proper equipment to safely inspect your roof after a storm.
Common Types of Roof Storm Damage
Wind: Calgary often experiences high winds. These winds can tear off shingles and damage them. Sudden gusts of high wind may lift and curl shingles. When shingles are lifted and torn off this may leave the underlayment and/or waterproofing material exposed to the elements. Shingles are overlapped when they’re installed to create a waterproof seal. Your property may suffer from water damage if this seal has been damaged during a storm.
Standing Water: This may occur after heavy rainfall. This may occur after heavy rainfall. Standing water may settle in uneven parts of a roof if there isn’t adequate drainage. Gutters may also become clogged by leaves and other debris during a storm. This will lead to rainwater becoming backed up under the shingles of a roof. Moisture may also penetrate the shingles and damage your home if the water cannot drain.
Hail: Hailstorms are usually short, but they can be very intense and cause a significant amount of damage. Hailstones may damage the shingles on your roof and leave dents and cracks. They may also damage the granules on shingles. These granules help to protect your roof and damaged shingles must be replaced as soon as possible.
Debris: Debris may wind up on your roof after a bad storm. Everything from leaves, twigs and larger tree branches may wind up on the roof. Larger objects such as tree limbs can dent and damage the shingles on the roof. These should be removed as quickly as possible so that your roof can be inspected for damage.
What Should You Do?
It’s important to assess the condition of your home after a storm. You should visually inspect your roof by walking around your home to check for signs of damage to your roof. Look for signs of storm damage such as missing, torn, dented, or curled shingles. You should also look for signs of damage to the gutters and to see if they are full of debris from the storm. It is important to inspect your attic for signs of moisture and water damage. This is also an indication that your roof has been damaged. You should also check the ceiling beneath the roof and light fixtures to see if there are any water leaks or damp spots.
Contact Advanced Level Roofing today to set up your free inspection. Our expert roofers will schedule a time that suits you and will also give you a free estimate. We can also give you an assessment if one is required by your insurance company. We can usually begin work within a few days after your insurance claim has been approved. Call today to learn more about the roofing Calgary loves!