What To Expect During Storm Season In Dallas

Feb 1, 2022Blog, Dallas, Roofing

The weather in the city of Dallas can be highly tumultuous at times. Just last year, we experienced the worst winter storm in recent memory, which left many without power for hours, days, or even weeks.

Indeed, the weather in Dallas can be inconveniencing at best, and deadly at worst, but what does this kind of weather do to your home? How much damage does your house take during one of Dallas’ heavy thunderstorms?

Today, we’re going to help you understand exactly what happens to your house as a result of wind and/or water damage from heavy Texas storms.

What To Expect During Storm Season In Dallas

Weather, Damages & Post Storm Repairs

Storms are unpredictable, which means the damages to your home are just as unforeseeable. When chaos strikes, we’re left to pick up the pieces, so knowing a good professional roofing contractor is essential to rebuilding the integrity of your home.

But before we can get to the repairs, we must first list the types of damage that you can expect to receive during storm season in Dallas

  • Broken or missing shingles due to strong winds

  • Damage to your roof and siding inflicted by hail

  • Rain leaking through your damaged roof and causing rot

 

These are only the most common reasons to have your home repaired, and if repairs are postponed, you can only expect the damage to worsen as more storms blow through.

However, these are only the most common problems that you will face. Because Dallas tends to have quite the reputation for some wicked weather, you can expect far worse to come your way, and when that time comes, knowing the potential risks of not having a professional roofing contractor on standby can help keep you from being in the throes of a full-on disaster.

From mild rain to downpours, from moderate gales to tornadoes, we’re going to list what to expect during a storm in Dallas.

  • Torrential downpours

When living in Dallas during the months of April and May, it may seem sometimes as if the sky is falling. Well, that’s not the sky falling, that’s an epic amount of rain.

Not only do downpours pose the risk of flooding your neighborhood, but also your home. You may have just rented or bought a new home in Dallas, or you may have lived there for years, but you also may not know that you have a leak in your roof.

If water is continuously allowed to get in the hole(s) in your roof, the structural integrity of your roof could be threatened by the very real potential of the wood rotting away.

In this case, contacting a professional is key to making sure that your home and family are safe and healthy, as the increased moisture won’t just create rot, but can also act as the foundation for the spread of black mold.

  • Strong winds

Mighty gusts of wind, such as downdrafts, can wreak havoc on your home. Such winds may only be powerful enough to take a few shingles off your roof, but they can quickly turn into dangerously speeding winds that threaten to damage your windows as well.

Speaking of shingles, some may not realize just how important they are. Yes, shingles can act as a cosmetic addition to your roof, but they also make your roof more water resistant, as well as protect your roof from other forms of environmental damage.

If you lose enough shingles, you can expect more frequent leaks in your roof as time goes on.

  • Debris from strong winds, such as tornadoes.

As hazardous as powerful winds can be, the debris carried by some strong winds can be downright catastrophic. Debris can be sent crashing into the siding of your house, through your windows, and down onto your roof.

When this occurs, the damage can possibly leave your home in such a state of disrepair that you can’t even live in your own house until the damages are repaired.

When these kinds of damages run amok on you and your family’s lives, the proper measures must be taken to ensure that you still have a house to live in.

Depending on the severity of the damage, repairs could take some time. However, what kinds of repairs should you expect after the clouds have parted?

  • Shingle replacement

After a storm is finished with ravaging your home, you should expect some moderate to severe shingle damage or loss. Even if you have no evidence of lost or broken shingles, calling a professional roofing contractor to take a look is still a good idea.

Depending on what material your shingles are made of and how severe the damage is, asphalt shingle replacement can take up to 1 – 3 days, and wooden shingle replacement can take up to 6 – 8 days.

  • Leak repair

A leak in your roof may change from a minor nuisance into an expensive emergency in no time. If you suspect that holes have been created in your roof after the storm has cleared, your best bet is to call a professional to assess the situation.

If the roofing contractor has found a leak, depending on how large the hole is, the repair could take as little as 20 minutes to fix. Don’t wait until a small leak becomes a huge problem, constantly raining on your parade.

  • Roof rot repair

Roof rot is the result of not getting that tiny leak that you didn’t think much about fixed. As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours, and in this case, roof rot threatens to take the shelter of your roof away from you and your family, exposing you to the elements.

Depending on the extent of the rot and how far it has spread, repairs could take a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months, in more extreme cases.

Nobody should have to be placed in the situations that we mentioned above. Some think that they can just let repairs slide, because the forecast doesn’t seem to call for weather that will aggravate the issue.

However, since there’s no way to predict the weather 100% of the time, you should have the number of a reasonable roofer who has great rates and an outstanding service track record.

Don’t wait until these problems are an expensive nightmare to fix, get in touch with us so that we can make your day better, brighter, and dryer.

Call us today: 214-940-3200