Your roofing system deals with blazing heat, heavy snow and ice, the occasional hail storm, and strong winds, among other things that contribute to premature wear without consistent maintenance and repairs. If you recently dealt with a major storm, look for signs of stress and damage that can easily create serious leaks and mold and mildew growth. Make a habit of checking your roofing system following every serious storm to stay ahead of any problems before they worsen.
What Are the Signs of Roofing Damage After Heavy Winds or a Major Storm?
Missing & Broken Shingles
Shingles can rip off roofing systems when wind gusts are high, leaving your home vulnerable to leaks and water damage. Older roofs are especially susceptible to missing and broken shingle issues because their nails have loosened or they started to deteriorate. Look for shingle pieces around the perimeter of your home, and schedule a professional roof inspection if you suspect serious damage.
Granule Deposits in Gutters
Older shingles eventually lose their granules. These granules often end up in gutters and contribute to clogs, along with leaves, twigs, and other debris. Lack of granules weakens shingles to possibly result in leaks and similar damage.
The flashing around your chimney can tear or fly off of your roof during serious storms if it was installed incorrectly or has passed its expiration date. Get flashing checked during your roofing system inspection to determine if it needs replacing.
Water Spots & Blistering Paint
Leaking roofs frequently create water spots on walls and ceilings. These wet spots provide perfect environments for mold and mildew to flourish in addition to damaging wiring and the overall structural integrity of your home. Blistering paint, peeling wallpaper, and attic water damage may also appear if your roof has a leak.
Punctures From Heavy Tree Branches
Heavy tree branches crashing down on your roofing system during a storm can cause serious punctures. Roof repair and inspection service professionals remove the branches in addition to fixing any punctures and other damages.
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