Roof for Storm Damage

15 Steps to Assess Your Roof for Storm Damage

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A storm can cause serious damage to your roof, and it’s essential to inspect it once the weather clears. Here’s a step-by-step guide to assess your roof for potential storm damage.

  1. Safety First:

Never climb onto a damaged roof. From the ground, you can use binoculars to get a better look or take pictures.

  1. Check for Obvious Damage:

Look for visible signs like missing or torn shingles, broken gutters, or damaged flashing.

  1. Look for Debris:

Check for fallen tree branches or other debris that may have hit the roof during the storm.

  1. Inspect Gutters and Downspouts:

Damaged or overflowing gutters can lead to water damage in your home.

  1. Check the Shingles:

Look for loose granules, which could be in the gutters or around the downspouts, indicating damaged shingles.

  1. Check for Hail Damage:

Hail can leave dents or bruises on shingles that are not always obvious but can lead to leaks over time.

  1. Check Flashing and Vents:

Look for any dents or damage to your flashing or vents, as these can allow water into your home.

  1. Look for Interior Leaks:

Inside your home, check the ceilings and walls for signs of water damage, such as discoloration, dampness, or a musty smell.

  1. Check the Attic:

Inspect the attic for wet insulation or wood, signs of water entry.

  1. Check for Signs of Mold or Mildew:

Dark or discolored spots could indicate the presence of mold or mildew, a sign of water damage.

  1. Check the Roof Decking:

From the attic, check if the roof decking shows any signs of sagging, another indicator of water damage.

  1. Inspect the Chimney:

Look for damage to the chimney or the sealing around it.

  1. Look for Internal Light:

In your attic during the day, look for any light seeping in through tiny holes or cracks.

  1. Record and Document:

Document all potential damages, taking clear photos and making notes for reference.

  1. Get Professional Help:

Finally, call in a professional for a thorough inspection and to assess the extent of the damage.

Kiwi Roof Masters has a team of professionals ready to help assess and repair any storm damage your roof might have sustained. Contact us today for a detailed and comprehensive roof repair and inspection. Your home’s safety is our priority.