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Summer Rain Storms Can Cause Roof Damage

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Roof damage to a Batesville, MS hotel after a summer storm.

The summer months are mostly categorized by the heat and humidity.  Most people stay inside and limit their outside activities during the hotter times of the day.  One thing people don’t normally complain about in the summer is the rain, it lowers the temperature and makes the outside more bearable most of the time.  However, in some cases, these higher temperatures bring summer storms.  The rain storms this summer have not only caused some flooding but roof damage as well.  Here are some tips on how to check your roof for damage following a storm:

  • Look for damaged or broken shingles
  • Check for tears or buckling in the flashing
  • Make sure gutters are free of debris
  • Chimneys shouldn’t be leaning or missing/loose flashing
  • Inspect the inside of your home for moisture marks

If you see any of these signs you should get them fixed immediately.  The longer you wait more damage can occur.  You should also consult your insurance and see if you should file a claim.  If you suspect moisture inside your home, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale has the equipment and training to effectively dry your home to keep secondary issues such as mold from happening. 

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