Inspecting Storm Damage

When a storm blows through the area, you might see damage on the roof and areas around the roof, such as on the gutters and windows. A roofing company that specializes in storm restoration services can look at the damage done to determine the best way to begin repairs. At times, a new roof might be needed if the damage can’t be repaired by adding new shingles or replacing a part of the roof.

There are a few tips to keep in mind when looking for storm damage on your own. Look in the rooms on the upper levels of the home to see if there are any leaks. If you don’t have an upstairs, then you should examine the interior of the home for water damage on the ceiling as this is an indication that there has been damage to the roof, even if you can’t see it with the naked eye from outside.

Check the yard for any shingles that have blown off of the roof and any paint that might be on the yard or the side of the home. When you see paint chips, it usually means that there was hail in the storm. The stones were large enough to eat away at the paint, which means that there could be small holes in the roof from the hail. These need to be fixed as soon as possible as they can get larger in a short amount of time, leading to higher repair costs.

In the event that a tree falls on the roof, you need to avoid the area until a professional comes to inspect the roof and remove the tree. You could cause more damage to the home if the tree falls the wrong way when it’s removed, such as tearing away the gutters from the home or putting another hole in the roof. If you decide to walk on the roof to inspect the damage, it’s important to wear the proper safety equipment so that you don’t fall. Consider having someone else on the ground to give you details about where to walk so that you don’t step on the wrong area.