Detecting storm damage on your roof isn’t always as straightforward as spotting missing shingles or large dents. Some damage can be invisible to the untrained eye. Here are seven less-obvious signs your roof might be hiding storm damage.
- Slight Granule Loss:
After a storm, check your gutters for excessive shingle granules. While not immediately visible on the roof, losing granules can lessen the lifespan of your shingles.
- Subtle Leaks:
Leaks might not present as giant puddles. Look out for subtle signs such as discoloured patches on your walls or a musty smell in your attic.
- Dented Gutters and Downspouts:
Check your gutters and downspouts for small dents or slight misalignment, as this could be a sign that they took a beating during the storm.
- Hidden Hail Damage:
Hail can cause small, dark indentations on your shingles that aren’t always easy to spot but can lead to bigger issues down the line.
- Micro Cracks in Shingles:
High winds can cause tiny cracks in your shingles that can expand and cause leaks over time.
- Lifted Shingle Seals:
Shingle seals may be lifted during a storm, leading to a higher risk of shingles being blown off in the next storm.
- Damage to Underlayment:
Storm damage might be hiding beneath your shingles, in the underlayment, which can only be spotted during professional roof inspections.
Detecting these invisible symptoms requires a trained eye. At Kiwi Roof Masters, we offer comprehensive roof inspections to uncover hidden damages and recommend the most effective solutions. Contact us today to ensure your roof remains in top condition despite the storm.