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water and wind damage on shingle roof
By: KO Roofing 3 minutes read

Our roofing professionals at KO Roofing know the impact that harsh weather can have on your home’s roof. Between heavy winds, bad thunderstorms and snow storms, your roof is exposed to many elements that can ultimately cause damage. That’s why when we come out to repair or replace your roof, we provide the best roofing in Omaha NE that has a better chance to withstand the elements.

How weather can affect the structural integrity of your roof

Damage from Wind

Wind might seem like a harmless weather condition, but it can actually cause damage to your roof. Some signs of wind damage are:

  • Loose or Missing Shingles
  • Curling Shingles
  • Peeling Shingles
  • Granule Loss

When your shingles are loose or curling, wind is able to get up underneath them and your shingles can blow right off your house. This leaves your roof exposed to other elements. Sometimes these damages can be hard to notice though, which is why it’s important to have a roof inspection after a storm blows through.

Damage from Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms bring a lot of damaging weather conditions such as

  • Heavy Rain
  • Hail
  • Fallen Debris
  • Lightening
  • Harsh Winds

All of these elements can compromise your roofs structure, making your home more vulnerable to other damages.

Damage from Snow

Snow and ice can actually put your home’s roof at risk. The most common damage is caused by ice dams — a buildup of ice along the edges of your roof. Ice dams are caused when snow melts from uneven heat and then refreezes. Once water freezes it expands and can damage your shingles. These dams not only have the potential to damage your roof, but your gutters too, making your home more susceptible to flooding once the snow starts to melt. It’s always best to get your roof inspected before winter. We can make sure that your roof is free of damages before the snow storms hit, giving you a better chance of avoiding snow damage.

All of these weather conditions can make your roof more vulnerable to leaks and flooding. Once your roof is damaged and water has a way to seep through, your home is susceptible to mold growth and structural wood rot putting you in danger. When a storm rolls though, make sure to call KO Roofing for the best roofing in Omaha NE. We can repair or replace your roof quickly to good as new, protecting you and  your biggest asset, your home.



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