How Storms Can Damage Your Roof

When a big storm rolls through your area, you may be concerned about flood water invading your basement or tree branches falling onto your car. While those things can definitely happen, you should also be concerned about the damage storms can do to your roof — especially since any damage left unchecked can have other dangerous effects on your home.

How Your Roof Can Be Damaged by Storms


If you have trees near your home, heavy winds can cause branches to knock into your roof, hitting your gutters, fascia, and shingles. The branches can pull on your fascia and rip your shingles from your roof.  Additionally, if the wind pulls those branches lose, they can come crashing down onto your roof, causing holes or more serious damage.


Even if you don’t have any trees near your home, strong winds can still wreak havoc on your roof. Loose shingles can be torn away by heavy gusts and leave your roof bare in spots. In certain cases, when winds are extremely powerful, they can rip your roof off entirely. Luckily, we don’t tend to have that strong of winds in Connecticut.


During the colder months, hail can give your roof a pretty hard beating. Your roof can end up with dimples and imprints from the hail, or the hail can cause shingles to become loose or rip off  entirely.

If you find yourself with roof damage, due to a storm or other cause, don’t wait to make repairs. The experts at JM Roofing & Siding are here for any roof emergencies you have in Norwalk, CT. Contact us today to schedule a service!

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