Your roof provides crucial protection, especially during storms. But because it has to withstand extreme weather conditions, you have to prepare yourself for any damage that may have happened to your roofing. That’s why you should call a roofing company to inspect your roof as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Here Arrowhead Roofing, one of the area’s top residential and commercial roofers, lists some common signs of storm damage that may appear on your roof.
Wind damage. Winds that exceed 50 miles per hour are expected to be damaging. Some signs of wind damage include the following:
- Missing shingles – If some of your shingles were already cracked or peeling before the storm, there’s a high risk of them being blown off by severe winds.
- Granule loss – Granule loss is a common roofing issue. To give you an idea if it was caused by a storm, you should look for a horizontal pattern.
- Water infiltration – Leaks that penetrate through the ceiling are usually a direct result of wind damage.
Water damage. When it comes to water damage, roofing contractors typically find problems such as damage to roof supports, as well as visible moisture and attic issues. Sometimes shingles may still appear intact, but you’ll notice that there are areas where water pooled during or after heavy rain. That’s why roofers look for such areas and check the flashing around vent pipes and chimneys. The attic is also usually inspected for signs of moisture penetration.
Hail damage. Signs of hail damage typically include missing or damaged shingles, clogged or broken gutters and ice dams. Hail-damaged shingles usually have round cracks and dents, so keep an eye out for this kind of damage. Make sure to clean out your gutters after a storm, and check your gutters and downspouts for bending and dislocation.
Arrowhead Roofing is one of the most trusted residential and commercial roofing contractors in the area. We have over 30 years of experience in handling projects large and small, so you can rest assured that your job will be done satisfactorily regardless of size. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.