Hail and strong winds that come with very severe storms, have the power and strength to affect the condition of your roofing system. No matter how much we prep for a big storm, it is still very possible for our roofs to get a little damage. The biggest culprits that affect our roofing systems after a storm are hail and high winds. Winds can become so strong that they have the ability to knock over trees and even power lines on top of your roof. Getting your roof inspected after a big storm is crucial because it can pinpoint any damages that will need repairs. The local roofers at Capital Construction won’t just provide repair service, but they can also help with insurance claims. We make the process easier by working with your insurance company so you can get the proper repairs for your roof.
What to Look For After a Storm.
While you should always trust a roofing professional to examine your roof for storm damage, there are a few things that every homeowner can do to check for signs of damage after a storm.
- Attic: Looking in your attic for signs of water damage is a great place to start as it is directly under your roof, and therefore likely the first part of your home exposed to water as it enters from a vulnerable spot in your roofing.
- Missing Materials: Take a walk around your home and look for any shingles, fascia other roofing materials that may have been removed by the storm.
- Trees/Power Lines: One of the most obvious signs of roof storm damage is a downed tree or power line that has fallen on your roof.
- Hail Damage: Hail can cause indentations in your roofing materials, siding, and gutters.