San Antonio closes out a busy storm season
As homeowners and roofing companies know all too well, San Antonio, TX is renowned for its stormy summers bringing heavy rains, damaging hail, high winds, and even hurricane threats to the area. This year’s storm season was no different. Following a rainy spring that caused major flooding in San Antonio and the surrounding region, summer brought its share of severe storms to the Alamo City.
Here at Dolan Roofing & Construction, we specialize in restoring homes from storm damage. We’ve been busy this summer helping homeowners fix up their homes and prepare for the next round of severe weather. As storm season winds down, let’s take a look at how storms affect your home, how you can spot damage, and why now is the best time to look for roofing companies in San Antonio, TX to inspect and repair your roof!
Storms can cause major roof and exterior damage
There are many tools severe storms have to damage your home’s exterior. Heavy, torrential rains can put your roof to the test, with the constant deluge of water straining your roof’s drainage system and potentially exposing leaks. High winds can cause major damage to every portion of your home, as well. Wind can grab onto loose shingles and tear them away, fling debris that damages your home’s siding, or bring down tree branches that can cause major issues.
Of course, hail is perhaps the most damaging part of severe storms in Texas. For many San Antonio, TX roofing companies, repairing hail damaged roofs can completely fill up our calendars during the summer months. Large hail can dent and damage even brand-new roofs, affect your home’s siding and deck, and even damage other parts of your property, like landscaping or your car.
Signs of storm damage to your home
After a storm passes, it’s important to assess whether your home has been damaged. High winds and hail can damage any portion of your home’s exterior, including your roof, siding, gutters, and deck. Here are a few key signs to look for:
- Missing shingles or asphalt granules on the ground outside your home
- Dented or cracked siding
- Dented or loose gutters
- Cracks or dents on the surface of your deck
If any one portion of your home’s exterior has clear signs of damage, there’s a good chance other parts of your home are damaged as well. It’s important to schedule an inspection right away to assess the situation and file an insurance claim promptly!
Now is the time to schedule an inspection!
With such a busy storm season and widespread damage, roofing companies in San Antonio, TX have been booked to the max throughout the summer and early fall months. However, things are now slowing down as roofers get caught up with their calendars. That means now is the perfect time to schedule an inspection!
For starters, it’s important to schedule an inspection as soon as possible following storm damage. This will ensure you get the best chance possible of your insurance covering the damage, as many insurance companies will give you only a limited window of time to file a claim. In addition, the cooler months of winter are on their way.
While we certainly don’t have the harshest winters here in San Antonio, temperatures can still drop below freezing and, as we saw earlier this year, snow is still a threat. It’s important to make sure your roof is in the best shape possible to keep any wintry weather at bay!
Dolan Roofing: Your Roofing & Home Exterior Restoration Experts
Here at Dolan Roofing, what sets us apart from many other roofing companies in San Antonio, TX is that we can inspect and repair your entire home following major storms. That includes not just your roof, but your siding, gutters, and deck. In other words, we’re here to be your one-stop contractor for all of your storm restoration needs in San Antonio!
If you think your home may have been damaged this storm season, get in touch with us today! One of our experts will be able to provide a complete, no-obligation assessment of your home as well as a quote for any necessary repairs. Make sure your home is ready for the next Texas storm!