3 Tips on Assessing Your Roof After a Storm

By Stacy Mellete

Your roof is designed to keep your house safe from heavy rainfall and storms. However, you shouldn’t leave it alone even if your materials are of the highest quality. Once a storm has passed, you will want to assess it in preparation for professional roof repair.

Affordable Roofing Systems, the best local roofing contractor  in the state, explains why and give you tips on what to watch out for.

Check the Attic

A good place to start searching for any damage to the roof is in the attic. Since it is the only room that is directly connected to the roof, you can spot any issues here quickly, and assess which repairs need to be done. Make sure you check for any sunlight penetrating through or dark stains. These are signs of holes or water damage to the roof.

Check the Roof Surface from the Ground

If you don’t see anything in the attic, go outside and check the roof. However, don’t risk walking on top for an up-close inspection. Even the slightest risk of structural damage can hurt you, and you can often see the damage from the safety of the ground. If anyone is going up your roof, it should be properly trained and equipped specialists from a trusted roofing company.

Look carefully and see if there are any broken, missing or debris of shingles. These can indicate possible damaged areas that could lead to leaks or sagging support. Do the same for flashings that cover parts of your roof, especially if you have a chimney or skylight. If they are bent, damaged or cracked then you should consider calling for professional help, as these can lead to water damage in the house.

Check the Gutters

The last possible place to check for further damage is in your gutters. Any loose debris such as nails or granules from the shingles can be a sign of a weakened roof. It also could lead to further damage to the side of your gutters and house.

Affordable Roofing Systems provides storm damage restoration and long-term roof repairs to most roofing problems, especially for those affected by storms. We schedule a free in-home roofing estimate for all our clients and we offer various high-quality and durable materials from GAF.

Call us today at (813) 542-8462 or fill out our contact form. We serve many areas in and near Clearwater and Tampa, FL.

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