Excess rain, high winds, and heavy snowfall are all leading causes of roof repairs and replacements, making the hours following a severe storm the perfect time to check for subsequent damage. Continue below to learn more about precisely what you should look out for.
Start Inspecting From The Inside
When you go to inspect your roof, your first instinct may be to just jump up there and get a closer look at what’s going on, but this is actually the worst thing you can do. If there is serious damage, walking around on your roof can be dangerous. And if the damage isn’t that bad, putting extra weight on it can certainly make matters worse, resulting in more expensive repairs for you. Instead, as strange as it may seem, start your roof inspection on the inside of your home closest to your roof: your attic. During the day, any holes in your roof should be obvious, as you will see the light shining through. If you don’t see any light, take a good look around with a flashlight to make sure there are no dark stains, sagging areas, or other visible signs of potential water damage.
End Your Inspection Outside
Once you’ve thoroughly inspected the areas beneath your roof for damage, it’s time to move outside. Carefully walk around your property, looking for any obvious signs of damage. You might notice dark patches where your shingles have worn down, which can make your roof brittle and lead to possible leaks. There might be shingles missing, or shingles that looked cracked or warped, which could eventually let in moisture. The flashing around your chimney vents and other roof accessories might be bent or detached, which breaks the waterproof seal. Or, most obvious of all, you see debris all over your roof, which can damage your shingles and lead to leaks and other problems.
Leave Your Roof’s Official Diagnosis To The Pros
Think you might have found some evidence of storm damage on your property? Take advantage of one of our free storm damage inspections here at The Roofing Company. Not only can we help you better understand the condition of your roof after a storm and what your options are for repairs or replacement, but we are happy to help you out with any matters regarding your insurance claims as well. Our skilled roofers at The Roofing Company are always eager to help others in whatever ways we can.
For more information on our free storm damage inspections or comprehensive restoration services, connect with our seasoned roofers at The Roofing Company today. If you are you looking for experienced and top-rated roofing services, call The Roofing Company today at (586) 330-9290 to schedule service, use the chat feature, or simply fill out the form in the sidebar.