A storm can wreak havoc on your roof, often leading to unseen damage that can affect the longevity and safety of your home. Here are 10 tell-tale signs that your roof may have suffered damage after a storm.
- Missing Shingles:
High winds can blow shingles off your roof. Look for missing ones or ones that are flipped up.
- Shingle Granules in Gutters:
Check your gutters for loose shingle granules. A significant amount can indicate severe storm damage.
- Cracked or Bruised Shingles:
Hail can cause bruises or visible cracks on the shingles.
- Dented Metal Flashing or Vents:
Metal areas, such as the flashing or vents, might have dents from hail or debris impact.
- Leaks in Your Attic or Ceiling:
After the storm, check your attic and interior ceilings for signs of water intrusion or leakage.
- Damage Around Chimneys, Vents, and Skylights:
These areas are vulnerable to storm damage. Look for cracks, dents, or broken seals.
- Fallen Debris on the Roof:
Large branches or other debris on the roof can cause damage that might not be immediately visible.
- Damaged Soffit or Fascia:
The soffit and fascia can be damaged by high winds and can lead to water damage inside your home.
- Clogged Gutters:
If the storm left your gutters overflowing or clogged with debris, it might have caused water to back up under your shingles.
- Unusual Sounds:
Sounds of dripping, rushing water, or creaking can indicate damage that isn’t immediately visible.
If you spot any of these signs, it’s crucial to seek professional help immediately to prevent further damage. Kiwi Roof Masters specialises in roof storm damage repair and will ensure that your roof is restored to its prime condition. Contact us today for a comprehensive roof repair and inspection in New Zealand.