It never hurts to conduct your own inspection after any big storm passes over your home. After all, the sooner you find a problem with your home’s roof, the better chance you have of fixing it before it gets worse—both for your home itself and your wallet. But how do you know exactly what to look for if you’re not a professional roofer or a seasoned do-it-yourself enthusiast?
Fortunately, finding signs of storm damage to your roof isn’t always difficult. You can look for these tell-tale signs even if you’re not comfortable getting on a ladder and climbing up onto the roof yourself to walk around and check every last shingle, shake, or panel.
Most of the time, the easiest way to see if your roof has taken damage in a storm is to just go outside and look. You may even be able to see it right off the bat, no binoculars or other tools needed. You’ll know you have a problem if you see:
- Warped, damaged, or missing shingles, panels, etc.
- Damaged or missing flashing around your chimney
- Debris, such as tree branches, sticking out of the roof
It can be somewhat trickier to find storm damage from inside your home when it’s not visible from your yard, but it isn’t impossible. Here’s what you should keep an eye out for:
- New water stains or leaks in your ceiling
- Moisture in your attic
- Mold or wood rot (which is usually visible well after a storm)
No matter what you find, be sure to contact ALL-TIMATE ROOFING as soon as possible. Our skilled technicians provide 24/7 emergency repair services and use only the highest-performing products on the market.