How to Tell if Your Roof is DamagedFeb 23, 2022
Has an intense storm passed over your home and left you concerned about damage to your roof? While it can be easy to pick up on some things from the outside—a tree branch piercing the roof, for example, is pretty obvious—other signs of roof damage may not be readily visible. It always helps to call in a professional to inspect your roof if you think it may have been damaged, but you can get a head start on finding potential problems if you simply know where to look and what to look for.
When you suspect your roof may have been damaged, the first thing you could do is go outside and take a long look at it. If you notice that your shingles or flashing are either damaged or missing entirely from the roof, you’ve definitely got a problem on your hands. You may even be able to tell without climbing up onto a ladder. But if there’s no obvious external damage, you may have to climb up into your attic.
The attic, after all, is the first place where signs of internal damage would be present. You’ll want to get up there and look for signs of moisture, mold, or wood rot. This is, of course, if you didn’t notice any leaks or water stains upon looking up at your ceiling.
What to Do If Your Roof is Damaged
If you see these or other signs of damage, don’t hesitate to call a contractor to come out for an inspection. The sooner you act, the less likely you are to have to deal with serious long-term effects of water damage. In East Central Indiana, homeowners can count on Rodeffer Roofing to promptly and professionally repair storm and hail damages. Our 24/7 emergency service is here for you whenever you need it, and we’re committed to restoring your home’s biggest area of protection as quickly as possible.
Contact us right away if you’re worried about storm damage at your home.