Checking Your Roof for Storm Damage

a fallen tree on a damaged roofResidents of Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina are no strangers to inclement weather. We get our fair share of tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and hailstorms that can cause destruction to our homes and communities. When our area experiences harsh weather, many homes’ roofs become damaged. Sometimes, it is easy to see the extent of the harm, but in other cases it can be tricky. So, to help you identify storm damage on your roof, Exterior Source has compiled this helpful guide.

Put Safety First

If your roof is damaged it should always be inspected by a trusted roofing company like Exterior Source. However, you can always perform a visual evaluation to try and get a scope of the extent of the damage. Just make sure to stay safe and avoid climbing up on a roof that might be damaged.

Start Your Inspection

You should start your inspection with a visual assessment of your roof. Try walking around your home and taking notes or pictures of areas with visible storm damage. This can help when you are working with your insurance company and roof repair contractors.

Next, check for dents or damage on your gutters and roofing accessories including overhangs and gable vents. You should also inspect your windows for cracks, broken pieces, loose weather stripping, and torn screens.

Your attic and ceiling should then be checked for leaks and water spots. Even if the exterior of your roof seems undamaged, wind, hail, and rain can cause leaks and water damage that can lead to dangerous issues later.

Turn to the Experts

Once you have finished checking your roof for storm damage it is time to turn things over to an experienced roofing contractor like Exterior Source. We would be happy to conduct a thorough roof inspection and perform a repair or replacement.

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