While living in Texas certainly has its perks, there is the daunting prospect of dealing with a multitude of varying weather patterns and elemental shifts that can cause significant damage to a property owner’s roof. We here at Bass Roofing would like to educate you on the various types of elements found in Texas, what those elements can do to your roof, and how you can protect yourself through insurance coverage and proactive / smart reactive moves.
With its massive land area and wide open spaces, different sections of Texas can feel like different states, or even different countries, weather-wise. However, one fairly constant element found throughout the state at least at some point of the year would be heat – and extreme heat in a lot of places. High heat can cause various materials on your roof to expand, which in turn can cause those materials to become brittle and crack. To compound matters, you may be less inclined to engage in a personal roof inspection when the temperature is over 100°, thus possibly inadvertently ignoring damage to your roofing system. One way around this would be to schedule one of your yearly roofing inspections with a certified roof specialist in mid to late summer. You may also want to check with your insurance company to see if coverage is offered for this type of damage in your area.
Yes, that’s right. We said blizzards. In Texas. While admittedly a good portion of Texas does not see blizzards, there is enough activity around the state that we feel it necessary to mention it here; specifically the Panhandle and other Northern parts of the state. In addition, not many roofing companies give tips on what to do with your roof in the event of a blizzard in Texas, so we figured, hey, let’s do it! Generally, blizzards can be defined as a weather system with 35 mph winds or higher, falling snow, and near-freezing or below-freezing. This triple-whammy of a system can clobber your roof with high winds, freezing rain or ice, and snow. If you’re aware that a blizzard is approaching, one trick you can employ is to salt your roof and gutters. This can help to minimize damage from ice collecting on your roof and gutters. You can also detach your downspouts to avoid ice clogging and cracking your downspouts.
Thunderstorms can be somewhat of an umbrella term when it comes to weather, but these incredibly common persistent systems can bring with them downpours, lighting, high wind, and hail. In terms of maintenance, it is always wise to call a commercial roofer after a particularly severe thunderstorm. Specifically in the event of safety hazards such as fallen debris or holes in your roof. Insurance coverage for these types of storms are generally widely available due to their consistency within the state of Texas.
Even though the 3 weather systems listed above are only a sampling of what you may find in Texas, we hope you have found this blog informative and helpful as you navigate the uncertain world of elemental roofing damage.
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