Inspecting Your Roof After A StormPosted on May 26, 2023
Picture this. It’s hurricane season, and a big storm just happened. You heard the loud winds, rains, and thunderstorms and are pretty sure there had to be some damage done to the roof.
As a responsible homeowner, you want to make sure all parts of your house are in good condition. With storms of that caliber, checking your roof will end up saving you. For safety reasons, always consult a professional before conducting these sorts of inspections.
Here’s are some things to check for your roof after a storm:
See if there’s any visible shingle damage.
Probably the easiest way you can tell if your roof was damaged is if there is damage to your shingles. Shingles are the little square tiles, usually made of composite or asphalt, that cover your roof. Sometimes storm damage can cause the shingles on your roof to peel, bruise, or even flake.
Are there any dents or scratches on your roof?
Bruises may not appear as easily to the naked eye as much as shingle damage. Your roof may sustain dents or scratches from heavy storms such as hail.
Are your gutters alright?
Do you think the storm may have done some major damage to your gutters? Besides external functional and cosmetic damage, be sure to inspect if there’s any internal damage to your guitars too. Check to see if your gutters are flowing properly and that there isn’t anything clogging them.
Check inside your house & your attic:
If your roof’s condition isn’t the greatest, potential damage can seep into your attic. Check to see if there are any warped rafters, ceiling stains, paint damage, or an increase in moisture levels