Many parts of the United States, specifically the South and southern Midwest regions, have experienced abnormally warm temperatures for much of this spring and for late winter. In many of these areas the temperatures were regularly exceeding 10 to 15 degrees what the average highs tend to be for this time of year. Avoiding the issue of why these temperatures are much higher, what the result has been are some unusually powerful thunderstorms as of late for this time of year. Cold weather from the north as met this unusually warm weather from the south and resulted in some spectacular storms. Parts of Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma have already seen loads of tornadoes, and damaging hail has been a constant for much of the past week. There are lots of results of such powerful severe weather, one of them being that US roofers should be busy for the foreseeable future.
Apart from the incredibly unfortunate loss of life that too often occurs with such powerful storms, the next most common result of them is damage to property. People’s crops get damaged by powerful winds, heavy rain, and hail, as do their cars and the siding on their home. However, the single piece of property that tends to get damaged the most when bad hailstorms hit are people’s roofs. The hail pummels the shingles on a person’s roof, causing them to break apart or putting holes in them. This leaves the roof exposed, which can the be damaged by another round of storms, resulting in many homeowners having roofs that no longer serve their function. They get holes in them so water can pour into the home, and they often expose the insulation, meaning that it’s more difficult for the heating and cooling systems in the home to regulate the temperature.
Thus, whenever you see that a bad hailstorm or severe weather has hit a region of the country you shouldn’t be surprised to see roof repair and roof replacement companies going door to door. They’re knocking on the doors of homeowners and asking those people if they’d like for them to take a look at their roof. The roofers will then get on the roof, assess the damage, and take pictures that they can then show to the homeowner. The homeowner will decide if they want to have the new issues on their roof resolved, either by repairing any damaged shingles or replacing the roof entirely. If the homeowner does decide to have this work done, the next step is reaching out to the insurance company and putting in a claim. Once approved, the homeowner will cover their deductible, the insurance company will take care of the rest, and the roofers will begin their work.
The severe weather in the US has been widespread over the past few weeks, so expect to see roofers like Academy Roofing out in full force for the foreseeable future. If this March is any indication, they’re going to be quite busy for the rest of this year.