Roof Damage from Summer Storms

The National Weather Service estimates 10,000 severe storms across the U.S. every summer. From heavy winds and rains to hail and tornadoes, these summer storms can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home, particularly your roof. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses possible roof damage from summer storms, and offers some ways to prepare your roof for the summer storm season.

Summer Storm Roof Damage


The majority of homeowners will just experience minor summer storm damage. This can include missing, loose, lifted or damaged roof shingles. Wind-driven debris often cause the most roof damage during summer storms. Summer storms can knock trees, power lines or poles onto roofs, puncturing shingles or even causing structural damage. High winds can exacerbate roof defects that are already present, such as blisters, delaminations or neglected termination points. Severe summer storms can also cause flash flooding, which can lead to a fast accumulation of water on your roof. This can burden the gutter system with a large amount of weight, which can lead to roof and gutter damage. Roof leaks are also fairly common during the summer storm season. An unaddressed roof leak can lead to other issues, such as mold or wood rot in the attic, causing structural damage to your home. In severe conditions, where roof issues were already present, a roof collapse could occur.

Preparing Your Roof for Summer Storms


There are several preventative maintenance tasks that you can perform to protect your roof from summer storms.

  • Schedule a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks with Above & Beyond Roofing! We'll check the condition of your roof to ensure it will protect your home from summer storms. 
  • Trim back any tree branches that are hanging near or over your roof. Be sure to remove any dead trees or limbs from your property.
  • Have your gutters cleaned and checked to ensure they are in proper working order. They need to be able to handle large amounts of water. 
  • Secure any outdoor furniture or other items that could become a projectile during high winds or a tornado. 
  • After a severe wind or hail storm, schedule a post-storm roof inspection. By addressing minor repair issues immediately, you can prevent more serious roof problems from occurring.


Well-maintained roof systems can weather these summer storms much more easily. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, trust none other than Above & Beyond Roofing. From inspections to repairs, we're here to help! There's no job too big or too small for our experienced roofing contractors at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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