Common Forms of Storm Damage to Look For

By Stacy Mellete

Your roof is the most vulnerable part of your home during a storm. Fortunately, you don’t need a trained eye to know there’s damage.

What are the visible red flags to watch out for? Affordable Roofing Systems talks about the common causes for concern that should immediately call for roof repairs or storm damage restoration:

Leaks in the Ceiling

Nine times out of ten, a faulty roof is often guilty of leaks in the attic or ceiling. If there’s sudden water intrusion in your home, your roofing system has probably allowed it. But spotting a leakage is one thing; detecting its source is another. Contrary to popular belief, leaks don’t follow a linear path. You can’t always assume that the leak’s location is directly above it.

This is why you need pros to track down the exact breach. Furthermore, an experienced roofer could determine whether the leak is roof-caused or not.

Bruised, Cracked, Dented, or Missing Shingles

An easy way to find storm damage is by looking for anything wrong outside. From the ground, walk around the perimeter of your home and search for any shingle-related problem. The storm could leave a number of cosmetic imperfections, pointing to wind or hail damage.

You can apply the same principle to metal roofing. A metal roof may withstand most of the elements, but it would still develop obvious signs of wear every now and then.

Granules in the Gutters

Another indication of storm damage is shingle balding. The moment your shingles begin to shed their protective granules means they’re shot. Without the granules, your shingles would be less as effective as they used to be in terms of standing up to Mother Nature. Most of the loose granules would get into your gutters.

Whether you find these red flags or not, it’s always advisable to call a professional roofing company to evaluate your roof after a storm. Some problems don’t always scream for attention; they would silently exist, worsen, and wreak havoc on your home. If you don’t discover them soon enough, they would do considerable damage to your home without a warning.

As the region’s authority in roof evaluations and storm damage restoration, you can rely on Affordable Roofing Systems to assess your roofing system’s condition. We have the credentials to diagnose hail or window damage, fix problems, and facilitate insurance claims.

If you feel your roof sustains storm damage in Brandon, Largo, or Tampa, FL, call us today at (813) 542-8462 for your free estimate.

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