How To Identify Signs of Roof Damage After A Storm

How To Identify Signs of Roof Damage After A Storm

Posted March 7, 2023

Storms can be devastating to your home's roof. After a severe weather event, it's important to inspect your roof for damage so that you can address any issues before they become bigger problems. Here are some signs of roof damage to look for after a storm:

  1. Missing or damaged shingles: High winds can rip shingles off your roof or cause them to become loose or damaged. Look for shingles that are missing, cracked, or curled.
  2. Dents or cracks in metal flashing: Metal flashing around chimneys, vents, and other protrusions on your roof can be dented or cracked by hail or wind-blown debris.
  3. Water leaks: If you notice water stains on your ceiling or walls, it could be a sign that your roof is leaking. Look for wet spots or signs of water damage in your attic or crawlspace.
  4. Dents in gutters or downspouts: Hail can dent metal gutters and downspouts, which can cause water to back up and damage your roof.
  5. Debris on the roof: Check for any debris that may have landed on your roof during the storm, such as tree branches or other debris. This can damage shingles or puncture the roof.
  6. Sagging roof: If you notice any sagging or drooping in your roofline, it could be a sign of structural damage caused by the storm.

If you notice any of these signs of roof damage after a storm, it's important to have your roof inspected by a professional roofing contractor as soon as possible. Addressing any damage quickly can prevent further damage and extend the life of your roof.

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