14 Sep Tropical Storm Nicholas: Heavy Rains, Strong Winds, and Caring for Your Roof
Tropical Storm Nicholas narrowly passed the Rio Grande Valley in early September. This was good since it meant the brunt of the storm missed us, but the region still got soaked by heavy amounts of rainfall.
Although the rains are great for crops and lawns, it can pose a problem for homes and businesses with old and/or weak roofs. XYZ Restorations specializes in roofing repairs in McAllen, so we’d like to go over why you shouldn’t ignore your roofing woes in the coming days and weeks following Tropical Storm Nicholas.
If, during the storm’s heavy rainfall, you noticed a leak or two in your ceiling, then it’s best to act now before this small problem becomes an expensive one. Leaks usually signal a problem in your roof’s design or system.
Here are some things to look out for:
- Brown or black spots on the ceiling
- A saggy or rotting ceiling
- A strong scent of mold or rotting wood, especially after it’s rained
These are just some signs that your roof desperately needs to be checked out by our McAllen roofers. They’ll inspect your structure and give you a clear explanation of what’s going on. From there, you can decide how to move forward.
An Eyesore on the Roof
Roofing issues are also quite prevalent on the roof itself. Remember, these structures are always taking hits from Mother Nature in the form of rain, high winds, blazing sunlight, and even debris. All of these can take a toll on a roof after several years.
If you spot one of these issues with your shingles, then it might be time to contact us:
- Missing shingles
- Warped shingles
- Cracked/broken shingles
- Discolorations where leaks usually happen
- A saggy roof
Remember to never ignore these signs since they can signal that your roof has very little life left in it.