Severe weather means roof repairs are on the way.
If you see the weather reporters in their shirtsleeves on TV – or else standing in the middle of the elements – it means that things are going very wrong. We all saw that on April 3, when powerful thunderstorms hit much of North Texas. Many places saw torrential downpours and baseball-sized hail, to say nothing of reports of tornados. Denton, Aubrey, Frisco, McKinney and Farmersville were some of the areas that were hit the hardest.
With all of this damage, it’s inevitable that many homes across the area will soon need roof repairs or entirely new roofs.
It Could Have Been Worse
There is one thing to be thankful for: according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, no injuries or fatalities were immediately reported. However, some areas were hit so badly that officials could not immediately determine how many people had been hurt, if there were any. We’ll have to keep an eye on this developing story.
Next Steps: Make Sure to Check Your Roof
As soon as you are sure that you and everyone in your family are all right, it’s time to make sure your roof weathered the storm as well. The most frustrating part about hail damage is that the damage is not always immediately obvious. Don’t think you can take a quick glance to assure yourself that the roof is all right. Hail damage doesn’t (always) leave huge holes behind; instead, the damage can be more subtle and take time to fully reveal itself.
To be absolutely sure your roof came through the storm intact, it’s vital to contact a reputable roofing professional right away. If you don’t, the next time we experience heavy rain, your home could be at risk of roof leaks and water damage.
MEIS Roofing & Construction is here to help. We can give your home a thorough inspection to determine if there is damage. If there is, we’ll put together a plan to fix it and make sure your home is safe for the next big weather event. Call us today to learn more and schedule your inspection.