With the beginning of hurricane season right around the corner in June, homeowners and business owners need to be aware of the potential damage a storm can cause. One part of your property that you don’t want to neglect is your roof- if it’s not in good condition, a storm can exacerbate the issues and cause major damage. In addition to regular maintenance, it’s important to inspect your roof following a storm to begin repairs as soon as possible.
Here are 5 signs you need roof repairs after a storm.
Though some signs of roof damage are subtle and require a trained eye, others, like a tree on your roof, are a bit more obvious. When storm damage is significant, make sure everyone is safe before attempting to retrieve property, determine whether or not you need to find somewhere else to stay, report your damage to a licensed professional, contact your insurance provider to start a roof damage claim and document the property damage in multiple mediums.
A few missing shingles here or there does not necessarily mean you need a new roof, but it can be an indication of more serious damage. Think of shingle loss as an early warning system for roof damage. It is a sign that you need to get an assessment and determine if it was just a few shingles or something more significant.
From water stains appearing on the ceiling to a musty smell or a mysterious dripping sound, water damage can present itself in many ways after a storm. Determining the source of the leak will determine what degree of remediation is needed. Doing so as quickly as possible will help to prevent further damage such as toxic mold growth.
If your roof is starting to grow its own lawn and garden, it’s a sign of roof damage. Algae growth is the result of moisture pooling in areas of the roof instead of being diverted to the ground accordingly. Algae growth is often accompanied by a sagging roof which will eventually lead to sagging ceilings on the interior of your home or business.
High Utility Bills
If the bills for your home or office are unusually high following a storm, then your roof or the building’s exterior may be compromised. These openings damage the integrity of the entire building and can lead to exposure to rainwater and the spread of toxic mold throughout the structure.
Call the Experts
Roof damage can lead to bigger and more expensive problems down the road if not addressed quickly. Waiting too long could result in further damage that may require extensive repairs or even replacement. If you find any of the 5 signs your roof needs repairs, be sure to call us right away for a free inspection and quote.
Taking care of your roof is one of the most important things you can do for your home or business, so don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns.
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