The Chicago area can get hit with some severe storms during summer. Although winter isn’t quite here yet, this is a good time to make sure that your roof hasn’t taken any damage from rain or wind this summer. Having your roof inspected and repaired is an important part of preparing your roof for the winter months ahead.
Common Types of Storm Damage
When summer storms roll through, they can bring a lot of rain, high winds and even hail from time to time. These elements can result in damage to the roof of your Elk Grove Village home. Common types of damage, such as missing, cracked or broken shingles, make your roof more vulnerable to leaks. Storms can also damage the flashing on your roof, which also provides a way for water to seep in. Roof leaks that occur from storms can cause a significant amount of damage if they’re not found and fixed. Even small leaks can turn into larger ones over time and increase the risk of mold growth, structural damage and other serious problems.
Cold Weather and Roof Leaks
When you have a roof leak that isn’t repaired, cold weather causes another kind of problem. Water from leaks ends up freezing and expanding over and over again, resulting in cracks that affect your roof. These cracks allow more water to get in while also compromising your roof’s effectiveness at protecting your home from the elements. In order to prevent this from happening, you should have your roof inspected for storm damage before winter comes.
Roof Inspections and Repairs
Having a professional inspection done means that you’ll know if your roof has leaks or other damage caused by storms that you might not be aware of. During a roof inspection, a professional roofer will check for signs of damage to tiles, flashing and other parts of your roof. If there are any areas that need to be fixed, you can then have them repaired. This stops leaks from occurring and reduces your risk of having additional damage to your roof during winter.
If your roof needs an inspection or repairs from storms, please contact Adams Roofing. We offer high-quality roofing services in the Elk Grove Village area.