The damage that is caused to your home by storms is sometimes difficult to see. The roof is of your home is one of the areas that is vulnerable to storm damage. When inspecting damage around your home after storms, you will want to know how to identify potential problems, so that you can have them repaired. Here are some tips to help you identify the damage to your home that you have been left with after a storm:
1. Wear & Loose Granule Problems with Old Shingle Roofs
Loose granules are often a problem with asphalt shingles, especially with older roofs. When you get a heavy downpour of rain, the water causes excessive wear of your roof. This problem causes your roof to become more vulnerable to leaks and punctures. Areas of your roof that get more runoff during rains are more susceptible to these types of problems. Look for excessive wear in valleys, at the eaves and anywhere where there are walls or flashing.
2. Identifying Hail Damage That Is Going to Require Repairs
There are also problems with hail damage that may be difficult to see often a storm. The obvious signs of hail damage on your roof include pitting in shingles and visible damage where the hail stones have hit shingles. If you are not sure about the hail damage, it is probably best to have a professional roof service inspect your roof. They will look for signs that are barely visible, such as small dings in metal features like flashing and roof vents.
3. Tears & Light Wind Damage to Asphalt Shingles
Tears are another problem that you may have to deal with after your home has been damaged in a storm. The wind causes shingles to be lifted at the tabs, which causes tears that are often difficult to see. The shingles that torn will need to be replaced to prevent leaks and further damage to your roof. As a temporary repair, you can patch tears with a roofing cement until you can have a roofing contractor come and complete permanent repairs to your roof.
4. Heavy Wind Damage & Installing Tarps to Protect Shingles
Heavy wind damage is another problem that has to be dealt with after a storm. This damage is often seen when entire sections of shingles have been blown off your roof in high winds. It may also be wide spread shingle damage that requires more than an isolated repair or two. To protect your home from water damage, you will want to have tarps installed until repairs can be done.
These are some tips to help you deal with the damage that you have been left with after a storm. Contact residential roofing services to help with repairs and inspection of your roof after your home has been damaged in a storm or high winds.Share
23 January 2018
I was concerned that a recent hailstorm might have caused damage to my roof. While inspecting my roof, the roofing contractor noted cracked shingles and granule loss from the impact of the hailstones. I didn't want my roof to start leaking, so I immediately had the damaged shingles replaced. Hi, my name is Troy Blakely and in this blog, you'll find out about the various types of shingle damage. You'll also learn how to determine if you need to have your roof repaired or replaced. I didn't know this information until the roofing contractor explained it to me. Then I decided that I would help other people by spreading the word. A damaged or leaky roof can cause expensive damage to the inside of your home and that's why it's so important to address roof issues as quickly as possible.