As the seasons change once again, Texas weather just can’t make up its mind. One day it’s flooding, the next it’s hailing, we finally get a sunny day and nope, here comes a tornado. Through each of these storms, your roof works hard to protect you and your family. However, these storms take a toll on your roof, and what looks like minor damage now, can lead to major damage if left unaddressed. We, at Lone-Star Roof Systems, have composed a basic list of what warning signs to look for after a storm hits.
Note: If you choose to get on top of your roof to personally inspect it, please exercise safety in doing so. If you would rather call one of our professionals to inspect it, our number is (800) 317-1939.
The first place you should inspect is indoors. Look for leaks and water spots in you attic and on your ceilings.
Secondly, go outside of your home and take a look around. Check for:
- Dented gutters, gutter screens, and downspouts.
- Damage to siding, windowsills, and windowsill casing.
- Broken windows.
- Damage to your air conditioner unit or other outdoor items.
- Damage to decks and other painted wood surfaces.
- Fallen limbs and damaged fences.
Shingle Roofs are the most susceptible to storm damage. Check your roof for:
- Exposed decking or missing granules on shingles.
- Bruising on shingles, which can appear as small dents of pockmarks.
- Areas where shingles are missing or curled up.
Metal Roofing is the toughest structural material to have. However, it can still be damaged, so look out for:
- Impact dents in the metal panels.
- Hairline cracks in the finish, that can allow water to enter.
Tile and Slate Roofs, are strong and heavy, but can still suffer storm damage. Check your roof for:
- Broken, cracked, or chipped tiles.
- Missing tiles.
- Loose mortar, which can cause loose tiles and water damage.
- Areas of excessive moisture, which can lead to mold, mildew, and early deterioration.
- Valleys clogged with debris.
Wood Shingle Roofs are timeless and eco-friendly, but can be prone to storm damage. Inspect your roof for:
- Split wood shingles.
- Sharp corners or edges or wood shingles.
- Impact marks on wood shingles.
- Missing wood shingles.
- Areas of mold, decay, and excessive moisture.
Also, if your car has hail damage, your roof most likely does too.
Call our team of professional roofing specialists at (800) 317-1939 to receive your free storm inspection.