Storms are your roof’s worst enemy. Aside from dumping debris, strong winds and rain can tear components off of your roof. It’s important to check the status of your roof after inclement weather. Contact Turner Roofing to learn what kind of storm damage to look for, or to have your roof repaired or replaced.
Start from the Ground Up
Don’t immediately go up to your roof to check for storm damage. Check the ground, first. You may notice pieces of shingles, fallen shingles, or metal pieces of your chimney on the ground. Sometimes pieces of fascia will also break off. Check outer edges where the roof meets your home’s walls; these are common places for debris. Inspect roof valleys, exhaust pipes, and the chimney while still on the ground. This could keep you from underestimating the scope of the damage.
Do Sweat the Small Stuff
Cracks, chalking, dents, and chips are common signs of storm damage. Most homeowners let these go, assuming they’re purely cosmetic. They are not. Dimples in your roof may become bubbling, buckling, and other issues that could severely damage your house. If your roof has several small dents or other cosmetic damage, the problem may be too big for you to fix. Contact Turner Roofing Company for professional help.
Watch Out for Trees and Limbs
If an entire tree falls on your roof, stay out of the house until the tree can be removed and the home’s structural damage assessed. If you’re dealing with large branches or limbs, don’t try to remove them, yourself. They could obstruct power lines or otherwise pose danger. You may have to move out temporarily – if not, stay out of rooms affected by the branches and limbs.
Check for Leaks
Leaks and water damage are huge issues after a storm. When you find a leak, try to determine its origin. Place containers under the source and call professionals to fix the leak. Keep an eye out for water stains, because they are often the first sign of mildew and mold. If you find or suspect black mold in your house, immediately get professional help.
These are only a few signs of storm damage. To learn more or to get help repairing or replacing your roof, contact Turner Roofing.