What Are The Top 5 Hidden Signs To Look For With Storm Damage?
After a storm or high winds, its important to look for roof damage. It’s best to look over your house as soon as the storms or winds have passed. There may be some obvious signs, such as branches on the roof, broken or hanging gutters, holes in the roof, missing or torn shingles or flashing, are the most common things to look for.
However, there are some ways your roof can get damaged from storms or high winds that are less obvious to spot.
- Loss of granules. Did you know that shingles are covered with a sand-like granule? These granules help protect your home from UV rays, heat buildup and provides a water shield on the surface of the shingle. The loss of granules cannot be seen from the ground and therefore are easily missed.
- Shingles damaged by hail. When thinking about looking for damage to your roof from hail, think about what direction the storm was moving, wind and the size of hail. Damage to shingles can be a dent, bruising, cracks, wear or broken edges of a shingle. This is rarely seen from the ground.
- Loose Shingles. Shingles that do not form a tight seal on the roof can become a problem down the road. When shingles become loose, they lose their effectiveness to hold a seal on the roof and can allow water to get underneath.
- Dented or loose gutters. Small dents, debris within the drain or even loose fittings can cause roofing problems after a storm.
- Minor holes and leaks. Cracked shingles, small holes can all lead to major damage over time.
Roofing repair is not something you want to put off, it’s best to give it attention right away. Small damage can become big damage and cause major problems. If you aren’t sure if you need a new roof or roof repair after a storm, call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation inspection today. The damage can be difficult to spot. BB Roofing has HAAG certified roofing advisors who will ensure your roof has not been damaged. Once we review the roofing, we will work with you to put together the best solution to getting it fixed; a solution that works with your budget and timeline.