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How to Tell if Your Roof Suffered Storm Damage

That was some storm the other night, wasn’t it? All that thunder and lightning seemed to last for hours and it really poured buckets. Most of the time we probably take our roofs for granted, but during a bad storm, we are always grateful that they are there keeping us safe and dry and protected from all of the elements.

However, just because a roof looks strong and secure, that does not mean it is in the best shape. Think about what a roof endures: rain, hail, wind, flying debris.

Basically, your roof takes a beating on a regular basis, and this is why it is vital you show your appreciation for it. You can do this by giving it an examination periodically. This is particularly important after a big storm.

If you do not look at your roof very often, you may not know if anything is out of the ordinary. When it comes to roof storm damage, here are the things you need to keep an eye out for:

Missing Shingles

The first thing you can do after a storm is check out your lawn for anything that may have come off the roof, such as shingles. From there you can also see if you can spot anything wrong with the roof. If you do find shingles in your yard, you should then think about going up to the roof to assess any further damage.

Note: Only go out onto your roof if it is safe and you feel comfortable doing it. If you do not, you can always call a professional. If you do go out on your roof, look for more areas that could have missing shingles as well as any dark spots, cracks, or holes.

Debris

If a tree branch or something else is on your roof, you should have it removed as soon as you can. Even if it does not appear as though the branch or other debris caused any harm, you just never know if there is any underlying or internal damage.

Dented Gutters

If you want to see if your roof was hurt during a storm, take a good look at your gutters. They could have dents and also may contain the granules from your asphalt shingles.

Leaks

Obviously, if you have a leak or two after a storm, you know your roof has suffered damage and is not doing its job properly. Although you may not see any leaks, you should still take a trip up to your attic just to make sure. While there, also look out for any water stains on the walls or ceiling.

Before the next big storm hits, how confident are you that your roof will be able to stand up to it? If you have some concerns, just get in touch with Roofing-Pro. No matter how big (or small) the problem, our skilled technicians will make sure your home gets the roof storm damage repairs it needs.