Was My Roof Damaged In A Storm?
There’s been a massive storm in your area! Your family is alright, but the yard is filled with decimated patio furniture and broken tree branches. It’ll take awhile to clean up, but it appears your house has survived pretty unscathed…but is the roof okay? How can you tell? Does a professional need to come look at it?
If you’re not already a roofing expert, it can be difficult to know what your next step should be, but these are some of the basic things you can look for.
Obvious Signs of Damage
There are times when damage is staring you in the face, and you suspect it’s due to roof damage. This includes:
Water spots on your ceiling
Roof shingles that are damaged or missing
Wet or moist walls
Damaged or broken flashing
Water pooling outside of the home
Branches or entire trees on the roof
You can automatically recognize these things as problems and know that they need to be taken care of immediately. However, what if they aren’t so obvious?
Less Apparent Signs You Can Still See
Even if they are less noticeable to the naked eye, there are still signs of damage that you can safely identify yourself. Keep in mind that you should never go up on the roof yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing; there may be loose shingles or rot that you cannot see and that puts you at risk of injury. These are some of the things you can spot from the ground if you know what to look for:
Granule buildup on the roof
Dents in the asphalt shingles
Flashing that is missing, peeling or lose around vents, chimneys, skylights and along the edges of the roof
Loose or peeling sealant around vents, chimneys, skylights and the edges of the roof
Water damage inside your attic
Get an Inspection
Oftentimes, roof damage is not obvious and requires a professional to come take a look. Clover Construction’s certified roof inspectors will come out to take an in-depth look to ensure everything is the way it should be. No matter what type of weather you experience, it’s a good idea to have regular roof inspections. Once in the fall and once in the spring is best practice and gives you the peace of mind of knowing you’re staying ahead of more expensive repairs.
If you’ve experienced extreme weather in your area, call Clover’s roof inspectors to take a look and tell you exactly what needs to be done!