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What Summer Storms Can Mean For Your Roof

While April may be known for its showers, summer often brings with it a whole slew of storms that can wreak havoc on your roof. If you’re a homeowner or a property manager, chances are you’ve had to deal with roof damage from a storm at some point in your life.

At First Choice Roofing, we know how scary and frustrating it can be to have storms damage your roof, and we want to help you prepare should this happen to you. Keep reading to learn more about what summer storms can mean for your roof.

Hail Damage

While it seems strange for large pieces of ice to fall from the sky during the summer, it does occasionally happen. We’ve already had one hailstorm this year, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that it will happen again. When it hails, even small pieces can cause damage to roofs, but you can’t see that damage from the ground, so many homeowners aren’t aware that their roof has been damaged.

However, if your gutters or downspouts are dented or there is damage to your siding, window sills, or outdoor air conditioning unit, that may indicate that there has been further damage to your roof. Because climbing on your roof is dangerous, it’s best to call a professional. Plus, hail damage to shingles can often be hard to spot unless you know what you’re looking for. If you think you might have hail damage on your roof, give us a call!

At First Choice Roofing, we offer free inspections and can let you know right away if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.

Wind Damage

It’s been pretty windy in the Lexington area lately, and with the thunderstorms that often accompany summer, we don’t see that letting up anytime soon. Occasionally, significant winds can blow shingles completely off of your roof, which then leaves your home susceptible to leaks and water damage. However, while shingles flying off your roof is pretty noticeable, other signs may not be as clear. Water damage can also be a problem if the adhesive seal on your roof has been broken.

Thankfully, tornados aren’t normally very common in this area, but considering the ones that just swept through Nashville and the western part of South Carolina, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that we’ll see at least one this summer. A tornado can cause extra damage to your roof outside of just wind in the form of trees and other debris. A tree falling on your roof may mean you need a full restoration, while other debris may just call for repairs.

Most manufacturers offer some kind of wind warranty on their shingles. If you do have wind damage to your roof, you’ll want to find out how much the warranty covers. If you have more wind damage than is covered by the warranty, you’ll need to file an insurance claim. If you do need to file a claim, let us help! Not only can we help you repair the wind damage, but we can also help you with insurance claims to ensure your roof gets fixed properly.

Water Damage

Unfortunately, wind and hail usually aren’t alone when they come; they are also joined by lots of rain. If wind or hail have already damaged your roof, it’s likely that water will be able to seep into your home, causing leaks, mold, and other issues. If you find a leak after a major storm, contact us right away to avoid further damage. First Choice Roofing offers free inspections and $150 off for new customers to help get your roof back in tip-top shape as quickly as possible.

Severe and inclement weather is inevitable, but we provide services to help keep your roof in perfect working condition. To learn more about how we can help mitigate roof damage from a storm, contact the experts at First Choice Roofing today! We are conveniently located in Lexington, KY, and we serve the surrounding Central Kentucky area, including Georgetown, Nicholasville, Versailles, Richmond, Midway, Frankfort, Winchester, and Harrodsburg, KY.



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