You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
While you might enjoy listening to the sound of a storm outside, the truth is that many storms cause more damage than most people think. Post-storm roof damage can be difficult to assess, but that does not mean you should not try to see what kind of roof repair is necessary.
These are some of the tips you can use to assess the post-storm damage to your roof.
Wait Out the Storm
The first thing you need to do is wait for the storm to be over. This will ensure that you have an accurate idea of the kind of damage caused, but it also prevents you from being in the thick of a massive storm.
Chances are that nothing can be done until after the storm has passed anyway. Roofing repair professionals may not come out to repair your roof until it is safe to do so.
Perform a Visual Exam
A visual inspection after a major storm can shed light on what is happening on the exterior of your roof. Examine the siding, gutters, and downspouts outside your home. This helps you look for signs of hail damage as well as obvious damage caused by wind and falling tree branches.
Your visual inspection should also include looking at the ground, looking for shingles and other parts of the roof that may have fallen off. The more information you can report to a roofing professional, the more accurate a determination a roofer can make over the phone.
Examine the Interior of the Home
The interior of your home can also reveal some clues about what is happening on the roof of your home. Get into the attic to take a look at the interior of the home. Look for water stains and other signs that water has been able to work its way into your home through the roof.
Next, you need to take a look at anything else besides water that has been inside your home. If you find leaves or branches inside, they clearly got there through some hole in your roof. Make sure that you are aware of all the openings and damage so you can tell a roofing professional where to look.
Roof Repair Is Available
Roofing repair and replacement can help after a storm. If you think that the roof damage is enough to require repair, call a roofing professional to assess the situation.