After a severe storm, one of the first things homeowners should do is check their roofs for any signs of damage. Rain alone is not enough to cause significant damage to a structurally sound roof, but the addition of heavy winds, hail, or flying debris can cause real problems for your roof. There will be times when your roof has sustained damage that you may not easily detect at first glance, so it is a good idea to carefully inspect your roof to catch signs of damage that may be harder to spot.
Check your roof for damage following these types of storms:
- Wind damage
- Snow or hail damage
- Water damage from rain
If you suspect that your roof has sustained any of these forms of storm damage, you can contact our roofing professionals for help with needed repairs. Mr. Roof is the leading roofing and window service providing expert repair and replacement services throughout the Midwest and Southeastern united states, and we can solve all problems related to storm damage.
When your roof has wind damage
If your home is hit by winds that exceed 50 mph, your roof could be subjected to wind damage. Winds this strong usually accompany hurricanes and severe thunderstorms, lifting away key structures on your roof. If you notice these signs after a severe storm, your roof may require a professional inspection.
The roof has missing shingles
If your shingled roof is older, you may see loose or missing shingles after a storm. In fact, even newer-built roofs can be affected if the winds are strong enough to lift shingling from the foundation.
There is visible granule loss
Granule loss is quite common with new roofing and is usually nothing to worry about. However, if you notice horizontal lines of missing granules along the roof, that’s an indication of shingles with broken or compromised sealing.
Water has seeped into the home
Heavy winds can loosen, lift and crack areas of your roof, allowing the water from outside to seep into your home. When your roof’s shingles and underlying structures are compromised and left untreated, water can seep into your attic or upper rooms, causing damage.
Finding loose roofing debris
Loose debris from your roof is a major sign of damage and must be repaired to prevent larger issues with the structure of your roof.
When your roof has snow or hail damage
The combination of freezing temperatures and moisture results in hail and heavy snow that can leave your roof weakened and in need of repair. If you notice these signs, seek help before the problems escalate.
As with wind damage, snow and hail can loosen and break shingles, leaving the underlayment of your roof exposed. When this happens, your shingles need to be replaced to keep further damage from occurring.
Gutters and downspouts are clogged or broken
A broken or clogged gutter will cause water to fall down into the foundation of your home and erode the structure. Cleaning your gutters out as soon as possible after storms will keep water drains functioning properly to carry water away from your home.
Visible ice dams
Shingle roofs in poor condition are prone to the formation of ice dams on the eaves (areas that extend past your siding), preventing additional water from running off the sides of your home. Leaks can occur when excess water cannot sufficiently drain from the roof.
When your roof has water damage
Visible areas of water inside your home after a rainstorm is a common sign that your roof is damaged. If you notice these signs, you’ll need to have your roof repaired.
Damaged roof supports or accents
Signs of support and accent damage may be harder to spot, so look for areas of pooling water and thoroughly inspect flashing around your chimney, vents, piping, and other areas.
Damage to your attic
If your home has an attic, be sure to check for any signs of visible moisture after a storm. If you notice leaks or water saturation, your roof, underlayment, and attic insulation should be further inspected to identify compromised areas.
Mr. Roof repairs and replaces storm damaged roofing
With over 60 years in the business, our team of roofing specialists has seen – and fixed it all. We have dedicated ourselves to making sure our customer’s homes are free from damage after severe storms, and we take pride in restoring your roof to optimal condition.
Contact us for assistance if you have issues related to rain, snow, hail, ice, or wind damage. One of our consultation specialists will come out to your home to inspect the issues and provide you with a free quote for services. Rely on our decades of expertise to keep your home standing strong for years to come.