The roof takes the brunt of the damage caused by harsh weather, and this is especially true when it comes to storms. You have to make sure that the storm won’t cause further problems so you need to have the roof checked once things clear up. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you.
Start From Ground Level
Taking a look at your roof from ground level helps you spot the most obvious signs of storm damage. Look for gaps between shingles, curled or bent flashing strips, and even missing roof components. You may have to view your home from a distance to get a proper viewing angle, but we’ll get into that later.
Check Your Home’s Surroundings
The area around your home can also show signs of roofing damage. Walk around the place to see if there are any roof components lying on the ground. Don’t forget to look up, and check if your roof’s soffit and fascia are still intact. In some cases, you may even see light passing through parts of your roof’s eaves.
Roof damage can cause water to leak into your home. These leaks often end up causing other problems, such as water rings, mold formation or streaks running down your ceiling and walls. See if there are any visible signs of leaks in every room. Keep in mind that an indoor leak won’t always be directly where a visible gap on the roof surface is since the water can travel through other roof components.
Call for the Pros
All that’s left is to have a closer look at the roof from the surface and to check the hard-to-reach areas underneath the roofing system. Checking this part of the roof on your own can be difficult so we recommend having this part done by a trained professional. Another benefit of having pros check your roof is that they can spot problems that you may have missed the first time around.
If you need professionals to take a look at your roof, we’re here to help you. Ritco Group, Inc. provides roofing services in Brentwood, Franklin and Columbia, TN. Give us a call at (931) 381-0175 or (931) 215-9850. You can also fill out our contact form to request a quote.