We officially hit our first 90 degree day on Monday, and temperatures were near triple digits along the western edge of the state. Tuesday will be a similar weather day, with highs expected around 90°.
The heat and humidity will provide a conducive environment for strong/severe thunderstorms to develop as a cold front pushes across the area in late afternoon. Timing of the storms will be after around 4 p.m. and they will linger into the night. The Twin Cities metro is under a slight risk for severe weather, with good size hail and damaging winds up to 50 mph possible. In the metro (mainly south) an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.
Now that it’s officially summer, we get to welcome in summer storms which isn’t fun for your roof. Storms can do a number on your roof and its important to inspect for damage to prevent leaks. Here are three ways summer storms can damage your roof, so you can be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your roof’s way this summer:
Winds Can Whip Up Roof Damage
Even if there’s not heavy rain during a summer storm, the fast wind that comes with them can cause severe damage to your roof.
Hail Can Beat Up Your HVAC and Rooftop Equipment
If you’ve ever been outside or in your car during a hail storm, you know how hard those pellets can come down—now imagine your roof getting pelted with those pellets!
Debris Can Fall Onto Your Roof
Just like the weather of summer, storms are very unpredictable—some are mild, some are intense and some can bring down branches, trees, powerlines, and other debris.
A small investment in a regular custom maintenance plan can save thousands of dollars. By fixing minor problems before they become major, you will maximize your roof’s lifespan and protect your most valuable asset.
Whether you manage one building or hundreds, BL Dalsin Roofing can develop a custom-tailored program to help you manage your roof assets, provide inspections, and repair work.