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Feb 28th, 2022

What Should You Do After Storm Damage?

If you’ve suffered structural damage from a recent storm or are worried about the potential for damage done to your roof, Apex Roofing is here to help. Our trained contractors know how to spot even the most hidden issues on both commercial and residential roofing systems. We’ll also help you collect evidence and talk with your insurance provider to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. 

Storm Damaged Roof

How Do I Know if My Roof has Storm Damage?

Your roof might have been damaged by a recent storm without you even noticing. Plenty of unfortunate weaknesses, out of easy sight from the ground or from an untrained eye, can allow rainwater into your roofing system. Winds, debris, and even lightning can damage a roof and expose you, your loved ones, and your possessions to harm. Not only does this hurt your curbside appeal, but it can cause mold to grow throughout the upper levels of your home or building wherever moisture manages to find its way around. The only way to know for sure if your home has sustained any damages from a storm is to enlist the help of a professional roofing company to inspect your roof.

How Do I Protect a Roof from Storm Damage?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to protecting a roof from storm damage in Texas. Precautionary measures such as an inspection from a reputable roofing company that has the skills to spot potential weaknesses in a roofing system and repair them will go a long way. Hiring a local gutter cleaning service will make sure that your gutter system is able to collect and funnel rainwater away from your roof. You might even need to replace your gutters before the next storm if they’ve started to move away from your building!

The Best Storm Protection for a Roof 

A local roofing professional will be able to do the following for your roof system:


  • Keep your gutters free of debris
  • Repair and replace damaged shingles
  • Trim nearby tree branches
  • Skillfully inspect a roof on a recurring basis and after rough weather
  • Check and treat signs of mold, fungus, or algae 
  • Repair or replace any cracked mortar or caulking around chimneys and joints
Gutter Cleaning During Autumn

Common Roof Damage Questions 


  • What Wind Speed Causes Roof Damage? 
    Typically, wind that exceeds 70-90 mph is sufficient to start causing damage to a roof, but roofing systems in Texas with less structural integrity can be damaged by speeds as low as 50 mph. 


  • Does My Insurance Cover Roof Damage from a Storm? 
    If your roof was damaged in a storm, it’s typical to have coverage under standard homeowner’s insurance. You will need to contact your insurance provider for detailed information about your specific plan. In the meantime, Apex Roofing is here to help you collect evidence for your claim. 


  • Can a Leaking Ceiling Collapse? 
    If your ceiling is leaking from a Texas-tough storm, then it could be damaged quite severely. Over a longer period of time, the structural integrity of your ceiling can be so damaged that a collapse could be inevitable. It’s cases like this that require immediate attention from a Texas roofing company. 


Have Your Roof Inspected by the Best Roofing Company in Texas! 


If you’re ready to work with the finest men and women in the roofing industry to protect what matters most, reach out to us today and schedule an inspection before the next storm places it all in jeopardy! You can reach us at any time here.