Storms often cause excessive damage to property all over the world. The Dallas-fort worth area is no exception to such cases. Your roof shingles are at a higher risk among other roofing aspects to get damaged. Sometimes the storm might lack the hails and rain but still cause damage. It is important to check your roof for any damages after exposure to such adversities. It will help address the problem at an early stage before another occurrence that would cause extensive damage. Checking for a roof damage is also a certainty that your home is safe. Here are some pointers on how to check for a roof damage after a storm:
Conduct An Outdoor Inspection
In the exterior roof set up, check for damaged or missing shingles. In most cases they are either torn, curled or cracked. Remember to also inspect the roof flashing, gutters and chimney ventilation for any debris blockage. Roofing repairs can be used to fix this damage. However, in the case of extensive damage a roof replacement can be considered. Ensure that you consult with North Texas roofing companies to determine the cause of action. In case of a replacement, consider the DFW roofing supply to get the best roofing materials.
Contact A Professional For A Rooftop Inspection
Your exterior part of the roof might appear as not damaged giving you confidence to check-up the rooftop. Professional roofing service providers give advice against individual inspection of the rooftop. The surface is weak from the storm and harsh winds which is not safe. Avoid liabilities such as injuries by setting aside some money for a professional. Consulting a professional roofing contractor is recommended for homeowners especially after a big and intense storm because overlooking the problem might be life-threatening if the storm happens again.
Assess The Damage From The Inside Of Your Home
Sometimes the exterior of your roof might not show any damages. But that does not mean that you are done with the check-up. While inside, check the attic for any leaks. The walls and ceilings should also be examined. In case there is any water staining on the ceiling or walls, it indicates a complex problem. In both scenarios reach out to professionals for an inspection and repair program to avoid extensive damage.
Check From The Ground
It is often easy to start from the ground because you will easily notice displaced metal pieces around your chimney, debris and missing shingles. If you spot any of these within your home perimeter, then you might have suffered a storm damage and need to call your roofing contractor.
Cracks In Asphalt-Granule Surfacing
You might spot some cracks that extend outwards from the point of impact after a storm. They are frequent during intense winds that blow the shingles back.
While some of these effects are visible others might go unnoticed such as, the self-seal strip and the fractured fibreglass mat, until a future date. Therefore, even when your home and roof seem okay, if you can spare some cash, hire a professional roof inspector.
At Covenant Roofing we are committed to serving the Dallas Fort-Worth and North Texas areas with the highest quality roofing installation and repair. If you are in need of a new roof or roof repair, contact us today.