How to Check Your Roof After a Storm

How to Check Your Roof After a Storm

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storm damage roof repair from hailLast week we gave you some tips about hurricane preparedness in relation to your roofing system. Hurricanes aren’t the only storms that can cause roof damage. High winds, prolonged sustained winds, hail, and even blowing rain call take a toll on our roof. It’s recommended that you always check your home after a storm so any roof damage can be reported to your insurance company immediately and call for storm damage roof repair.

Grab a Pair of Binoculars and Head Outside

Assuming the worst of the storm is over, your roof is still intact, and there are no signs of power lines down on your property, head outside with a pair of binoculars. First, walk around your home looking for fallen tree branches, palm fronds, and seed pods. If you have any on your roof, you’ll want to remove them as soon as its safe to do so. Also look in your yard for shingles, flashing, or other parts of your home in your yard.

Next use the binoculars to look at your roof. The most obvious sign of storm damage is missing shingles. If you have missing shingles, call your insurance company, and get started on a claim. The next most common type of damage is curled or bent shingles. Think back to the worst of the storm and determine the direction the wind was blowing from. Those are the shingles most likely to be bent or have been uplifted. You may also notice misaligned shingles at this time. Those are all signs of storm damage that should also be reported. Once you’ve let your insurance carrier know, call your storm damage roof repair company and schedule a professional inspection.

Go Inside and Look for Water Damage

Water follows the path of least resistance so water damage can show up just about anywhere from the ceiling to the floor. The easiest place to spot it is in your attic. Wet insulation is an clearsign that water is getting into your home somehow. Although it may seem that water on the underside of your roof deck indicates a roof leak, it may be the result of condensation. Your roofer can determine if it’s a roof leak or an issue with your insulation or ventilation.

When you realize that the storm has caused damage to your roofing, call the storm damage roof repair company thousands of Orlando residents trust with all their roof repair needs, Russ Noyes Roofing. Reach us by calling 407-388-7700 or by filling out our contact form.

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