Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Identifying Storm Damage

Storms typically do more than just get your house a little wet.  They can bring wind gusts and even hail.  This type of severe weather can cause major damage to your siding or roof at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Identifying storm damage is an important step in rendering any problems with your roof or siding.  

Roof Damage 


The roof is most susceptible to damage when a storm hits.  Fallen tree branches, flying debris, hail and wind are all common causes of roof damage.  If you notice any of these common signs of roof damage at the Lake of the Ozarks, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call for a free inspection!

  • Holes in the Roof 
  • Split Seams
  • Missing Shingles
  • Bruises or Dented Asphalt Shingles
  • Cracked or Broken Tile, Slate or Concrete Shingles 
  • Granules Collecting in Gutters or Downspouts 
  • Leaks in Your Roof or Ceiling
  • Dents on Vents, Gutters or Flashing 

Siding Damage 


Strong winds, flying debris and wind-driven hail do the most damage to the exterior of your home. Use this overview of the most common types of exterior damage to identify if you need your Lake of the Ozarks siding replaced.

Vinyl Siding
  • Cracking - Splits or cracks that run parallel to the siding, often in half-circles are most often found mid-way between the valley and ridges of the panel.  
  • Chipping - A small piece of siding at the Lake of the Ozarks that has been broken off, typically in the shape of a half-circle at the bottom of a siding panel section. 
  • Breaking & Holes - During severe weather, siding can break or holes can be punched into the siding by large hailstones and flying debris.  In this case, your siding is no longer protecting your home from the elements and will need to be inspected by a reputable contractor at Lake of the Ozarks
Aluminum Siding
  • Dings & Dents are most common. 
  • During a severe storm, it common for siding to be ripped completely off. 
  • Inspect aluminum siding closely when the sun is low in the sky because its easier to see damage at that time. 

Wind Damage 


With recorded wind speeds reaching upwards of 300 MPH, the damage done by severe windstorms, wind-driven hail, flying debris and tornado damage results in billions of dollars in damage every year. There are 5 factors that will determine storm damage:
  • Wind Speed
  • Wind Direction 
  • Wind Duration 
  • Flying Debris
  • Strength of the Structure

For more information on Storm Damage, please visit: http://stormdamagecenter.org/

If you suspect wind damage to your roof, call your Lake of the Ozarks roofer to schedule a free inspection! Above & Beyond Roofing has been serving the Lake area since 2004 and their staff has more than 100 years' combined experience in the roofing industry.  There is literally no job too big or too small. We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!  Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project at 573-302-0354!

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1 comment:

  1. There are always huge storms that come in during the Spring showers where we live. I am going to properly prepare this year and get all of my roof fixed or replaced beforehand. I wasn't aware of just how much damage wind alone could do. This article really opened me up to the possible damage through wind speed, wind direction, and debris. http://www.empireroofingnm.com/Products/

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