If you have recently had a storm in your area, damage to your roof can cause leaks that lead to water damage. The sooner you are able to find the problems, the less it will cost to have them repaired. Some weather, such as wind and hail, can cause damage that is hardly visible. Here are some tips to help determine if your roof is in need of repair:
1. Observing Other Homes With Damage
If a storm has come through your area, other homes may be damaged by the storm. Look at the roofs of neighbors and homes around you. If you see visible damage on other homes, it is a good idea to inspect your roof for damage. Especially look for things like wind damage and missing shingles from roofs. Even if your home does not have obvious signs of damage, there still may be damage when you get on the roof to take a closer look.
2. Looking At Your Roof For Signs Of Wind Damage
Wind damage will be one of the most obvious problems you may find on your roof. You can look at your home for signs like missing and out of place shingles. Tabs on shingles being up is another sign. You may also want to get on your roof and look closely. Try to lift the tabs on shingle gently to see if they are loose. In addition, look for tears and less noticeable damage that may need to be addressed when you have repairs done to your roof.
3. Finding Signs Of Hail Damage That May Not Be Visible
Hail damage can be very difficult to see. If the hail was rather large, you may see obvious pits on the shingles. The damage can also be so small that you need to look at shingles really closely to see the hail marks. One way that you can see if hail has hit your roof is to look for signs on other materials. For example, if you have metal vents and mechanical boots, look at these for dents that hail has made. If you see damage on these materials, it is likely that the shingles on your roof are also damaged.
These are some tips to help you find storm damage on your roof. If you want to avoid costly repairs to leaks and water damage, contact a roofing contractor, like A-1 Roofing & Siding, to help you repair the damage that the storm left behind.