How to Assess Weather Roof Damage

Storms, heavy rains, and other types of weather damage can do a number to your home’s roof. Although this structure is built tough, it, too, has a breaking point. It takes winds of just 50 to 60 MPH to damage homes, buildings, and even topple trees and power lines, leaving behind massive destruction in the process.  If a storm has left your neighborhood damaged, assess the damage after the storm passes.

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A visual inspection of the roof will alert you to any emergency damage that cannot wait for service due to risks to the health or safety of your family and/or the neighborhood. Any damage that is visible to the eye is obvious, but there may be hidden damage that you just cannot see with the eye. It is this damage that is most critical to discover. Do not get on top of the roof yourself. This is very dangerous, especially after a storm that leaves the condition of the roof unknown.

You’ll also discover missing shingles, flashing, cracks and holes, and other trouble when you inspect the roof after the storm has passed through. If you notice any type of damage, you need a professional roofer to service your home and make repairs. Since you shouldn’t climb on top of the roof to inspect (and may not be able to do so after a storm damage) make sure you also call a roofing professional to check things out.

Even if things seem to check out after a storm, it is possible to experience a leak after the fact. Check the attic for signs of a leak and check the ceiling and walls for staining that indicates a leak.  Rest assured that the professionals can handle any type of wind damage roof repair that you need!