A serious storm can carry with it serious roof damage. Broken or missing shingles, branches on the roof and hail punctures are all common mementos left by particularly bad storm systems. If your home has recently endured a storm, you might be wondering what to look out for when searching for damage to your roof. Take a deep breath and know that Install Solutions is here to answer any questions you may have regarding the health of your roof. Here are some tips from the professionals!
Start With the Obvious
The answer may be right there in front of you with very obvious, visible damage. This includes:
- New water marks on the ceiling
- Shingles with notable damage
- Spots where shingles have gone missing
- Shingles strewn about in the yard
- Paint that has just started peeling or walls that are wet
- Flashing that is newly chipped or broken
- Water damage around the home or leaks you’ve never had before
- Branches and/or entire trees on the roof
Signs like these are typically very apparent from the ground, but will require a professional to come assess the damage and determine a course of action to repair it.
Less Apparent Problems
If you’re here, it’s probably not because you’re a professional roofer. We know. However, we are and we’d like you to know that we don’t advise you to go pay your roof a visit if you don’t know what you’re doing. Let us handle that dirty work for you. There could be loose shingles and rot waiting for you, and you could be in danger if you stumble upon it. However, if you know what you’re looking for, you should be able to identify some things from the ground. Signs of problems include:
- The buildup of shingle granules in the gutter or around the home
- Shingle dents, cracks and other damage
- Flashing that has gone missing or is physically damaged
- Water damage inside the attic area
Leave It To Us (The Professionals!)
Let’s be completely honest here, when it comes to roofing issues, it’s best left to the professionals. Being on top of your home is dangerous and you’re likely to miss some of the less obvious signs of damage. You want your home and loved ones inside to be safe from the dangers of a roof in need of repair or replacement, and you’ll feel much better knowing that an expert was the one who handled things for you.
Let Us Check Things Out Regularly
You should also be scheduling annual inspections to ensure the continued health of your roof. This will save you time and money in the long run, and can keep your mind at ease.
A professional roof inspector is able to identify vulnerable spots and damaged areas, so your roof can be its healthiest self at all times. Contact Install Solutions in Delaware today to have your roof looked at right away!