A storm just came through and there is a leak in your roof. You have to inspect it before you can fix it. Maybe the wind blew off shingles, or the tree next door is shedding branches onto your roof. Whatever the case may be, you need to check for damage so that you know how to address it. This blog post will help walk you through inspecting your roof for storm damage!
Missing or Loose Shingles
One of the most common forms of roof damage from a storm is missing or loose shingles. If after one storm, you have a lot of missing or loose shingles, it’s likely that your roof was not properly installed in the first place. However, if you have had the roof installed for many years and only have a few missing or loose shingles, it’s likely that the force of the storm caused the damage.
Shingles are essential to protecting your home from the elements, so it’s important to address missing or loose shingles as soon as possible. This will help ensure that you do not end up with water damage inside of your walls and ceilings!
It’s important to remember that not all storm damage is immediately visible from the ground. There may be damage to the shingles, flashing, or roof deck that you can’t see from below. That’s why it’s important to have a professional inspect your roof for any potential damage
If you are unable to inspect and make any repairs on your own, you will need to contact a roofing professional like Multiform Roofing who can assist you in returning your roof to its original state.
Visible Cracks in The Roof
If you can see visible cracks in the roof, then this is a clear good indication that the roof is damaged and needs to be repaired. Although, some cracks may not be immediately visible from the ground, so it is important to have a professional on hand with specialist equipment to properly inspect your roof.
Debris in Your Guttering System
A clogged guttering system is another very clear indication that your roof has experienced storm damage. Shards of roof tiles or shingles may appear in the guttering system, and this is a clear sign that damage has occurred.
Signs of Water Damage on the Inside of Your Home
Not all roof damage is visible on the exterior of the property, and if you notice any water damage on the inside of your home this may be an indication that storm damage has occurred. Water stains are a common sign of roof leaks, so keep an eye out for these signs in particular;
- Wet patches on the ceiling
- Water stains on the walls
- Mould or mildew in unusual places such as under the eaves of your home
If you’ve noticed any of the above warning signs, it may be worth having someone inspect your roof for damage. Though there are many other reasons that could cause these symptoms (like simple wear and tear), if one or more of these red flags appear after a storm, then it would be wise to find out what is wrong with your roof before another event hits.
That way you can get ahead of problems before they worsen and take care of them promptly so they don’t grow into larger issues later on. We hope this article has been helpful in understanding how to assess the condition of your home’s exterior following recent storms; please contact us anytime for professional help!