Whether it’s a hurricane or heavy thunderstorm, Tallahassee is subject to wind and rain that can very easily damage your roof. While some inspection can only be done by a trained eye, here are some tips on what to look for after a storm hits. It’s important to stay proactive when caring for your roof, which can affect you home as a whole.
Start in the Attic
If your attic is accessible, make check for these things during the day:
- Make sure there are no dark stains or sagging, which can signal water damage.
- Is there sunlight coming through your ceiling? This should be an obvious sign your roof is damaged and is in need of immediate repair.
Walk around your house
Take a few minutes to walk around your house to make these observations. Unless you’re looking for signs, these problems may not catch your eye:
- Cracked or missing shingles. High winds can cause damage by way of debris. The integrity of your roof relies on it’s shingles, so have cracked or missing shingles replaced immediately.
- Damaged flashing. Roof penetrations such as vents and chimneys should always be kept sealed by flashing to prevent water damage. Neglecting damaged flashing could cause major issues down the road.
- Debris on the roof. Branches and other wind-swept debris shouldn’t be left there, as it could cause further damage.
Use a ladder for a better look
If you have a ladder and are comfortable using it to get a better view of your roof, look for these things:
- Loose nails are a bad sign. Multiple raised nail heads means you should have it inspected by professionals as soon as possible.
- Gutters should stay clear. If they are filled with debris after a storm, action should be taken to keep them intact.
Give us a call!
Roof not looking so good after a storm? Arnold’s Roofing is here to help! Give us a call and we’ll help you identify and repair any damage.