When a large storm rolls through your area, it can cause major damage to roofs. From big branches to damaged shingles, storms aren’t a roof’s best friend. So, you’re probably wondering what the state of your roof is and how you can identify any potential problem areas. Is it unsafe? Does a professional need to come pay a visit?
We know how confusing it can be, especially if the storm was particularly devastating. You’re not an expert, and things may be stressful due to other damage done to your home, yard or car. It’s okay though. Take a deep breath and read through this list of things to look for before making any firm decisions on your next step.
Check For The Obvious
Yes, it’s possible that the damage is right in front of your eyes. You won’t even have to look, things will just be appearing. This includes:
- New water marks on the ceiling
- Shingles that are missing or obviously damage/perhaps lying in the yard
- Wet walls or newly peeling paint on the walls
- Flashing that is newly broken or damaged around the chimney or skylights
- Leaks or other water-related issues around the house
- Branches or trees lying on the roof
These will all be very visible and do require a professional visit to determine the extent of the damage and how it can be remedied. However, not all damage is so in-your-face.
Visible But Less Obvious Problems
If you’re reading this, we’re guessing you’re not an expert in roofing. That’s totally okay! Now, with that said, unless you are a professional, we’d like to warn you to stay off the roof. There could easily be rot or loose shingles up there that could endanger your safety, and that’s simply unacceptable. Leave that work to the professionals. However, you can check for some things from the ground! Some signs of damage include:
- Buildup of shingle granules
- Dents and dings on shingles
- Damaged or missing flashing or sealant along skylights, vents, chimneys and the edge of the roof
- Water damage to the attic
Get A Professional Inspection From a Company That Cares
Sometimes, things are just better left to the professionals. You want to be certain that all damage is identified and repaired, in order to keep you and your loved ones safe and protected from the elements. You’ll sleep better knowing a professional has handled your situation, and that your home is free of damage, leaks, failure and more when Texas Home Exteriors has taken a look at your situation.
Even if a storm hasn’t hit recently, regular inspections can help you be prepared for anything that comes your way. Not only that, but inspections and staying up on repairs can help extend the life of your roof significantly!
A professional roof inspector will be able to identify damage and can explain to you what repairs should be done in order to mitigate future damage as well. Contact Texas Home Exteriors in Spring, TX today to have your roof looked at and your peace of mind back intact.