Did you ever see the movie “Gone with the Wind?” You know the epic American Civil War drama about the life of the petulant southern belle Scarlett O’Hara and her Southern gentleman lover Rhett Butler. The movie is centered around a large plantation house with white columns named Tara. I’m not sure what type of roof Tara had on it. But like any other home built in the South I’m sure it occasionally had its share of storm and wind damage.
It would probably be fair to say that you love your home as much as Scarlett O’Hara loved Tara. Tara suffered the raging storms of both the Confederate and Union Armies. Not a pretty picture. Your home, especially if you live in the Southern part of the country, is under a constant threat of storms too… thunder storms. And they come every year. Homes often suffer damage from severe storms with high winds, hail, and even tornadoes. Many homeowners literally find their roofs have ”gone with the wind,” especially in the West Texas towns where midland texas roofers work.
Lift Your Roofing Shingles
High wind damage can lift your shingles. Wind can get under the corner of a shingle and completely rip it off the roof. Or, even an entire section of roofing shingles. This leaves your roof susceptible to water damage. Once the shingles have blown off it can blow your roofing felt off as well leaving your decking exposed. Repairs should take place as soon as possible to avoid any interior damage.
Damage to your roof caused by a falling tree can cause serious damage to your home. Even tree limbs falling onto your roof can cause expensive damage. It is not uncommon for falling tree limbs to penetrate the roof’s decking and even enter the interior of the house. That’s why severe thunder storm warnings should be heeded. Severe storms are serious business. Listen carefully to weather updates and be prepared for electrical outages.
Wind can also lift your shingles allowing sand, dirt, and small pieces of debris to get up under the shingle keeping it from being able to adhere to the shingle below it. This is often deceiving because you can’t see it from the ground. Your roof should be inspected twice a year to insure your roof is in good shape. And yes your insurance company covers wind damage on your roof.
Unlike Rhett Butler’s closing line to Scarlett O’Hara; “Frankly my dear I done give a … hoot!” We know you do care about your Tara, (you do care about your home). So get in touch with a professional roofing contractor who is qualified to assess the damage and give you a fair market estimate for your repairs. Most roofing companies will give you a free roof inspection and even meet with your insurance adjuster at your request. That should make you feel better. And in the words of Scarlett O’Hara, “After all, tomorrow is another day.”