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The Most Common Types of Storm Damage in the Marlton/Morningside Area

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

snow caves in roof Here is a picture of roof damage caused by heavy snowfall

Storm damage can be devastating. Because weather is so variable and so unpredictable its important to know beforehand, exactly what kind of damage your home may suffer from a severe storm.

These are some of the most common types of storm damage to your roof, siding, and gutters.

Snow Weighs Down the Roof

Many people are shocked to learn that One of the most common types of storm damage is a damaged rough due to heavy snowfall.

Wind Damages Shingles

Strong winds can blow unsecure shingles off the room of your home AND potentially blow the shingles into a window. We've seen it happen.

Lightning Causes Fires

During thunderstorms, if you're unlucky enough to have your home struck by lightning, your home may catch on fire. This often occurs on rooftops.

Rain Causes Leaks and Damages Granules

If your area experiences excessive rain during one season, you may discover that the constant wetness wears on your roof. Roof shingles may become weaker when they have exposure to such wet weather for a long duration. When paired with other elements, like intense winds, the water can do more damage much faster, especially with leaks.

Rain also damages your shingles by reducing the granules on your roof. Granules help protect your roof and home from the hot rays of the sun, which helps keep your home cool in the summer.

Freezing Weather Causes Ice Dams

Ice dams, which trap water between your roof and a layer of ice, can cause leaking which may then turn into mold and mildew.

Water damage from ice dams isn't uncommon either.

Hail Can Dent and Crack Shingles and Siding

Hail is one of the most  damaging elements for your home's roof causing leaks and structural damage at times.

Dealing with storm damage, no matter what it is, is never fun. If you find yourself in the unfortunate place of needing help with storm damage restoration, give SERVPRO of Marlton/Morningside a call at (301) 856-5402.

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