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Identifying Storm Damage To Your Roof

How to find damage to your roof after a storm

Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing shingles. Asphalt shingles are made of asphalt reinforced with fiberglass or organic material. They are also coated with small metallic granules to protect the roof against UV-rays which can accelerate roof deterioration. There are many styles and colors available in asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles can become severely damaged by severe storms and may need to be replaced or repaired.

Hail damage on asphalt roofs looks like a dark spot or bruise where roofing granules are missing. You may notice cracks, holes, or missing roofing shingles after storm damage or hail damage. Split seams, torn or missing roofing shingles may be signs of a tornado. This can cause leakage and water damage that can lead to mold growth and wood rot. If your roof is not strong enough, it can collapse. It is not uncommon for roof shingles to become damaged or missing in severe winds.

Broken or cracked shingles can also be found on other roof types, such as shake (wood), metal and tile. You should be cautious if a tree limb, or other debris falls onto your roof from a storm.

Common Signs of Roof Damage

You are missing shingles, Asphalt shingles that have been damaged or bruised

Broken or cracked tile, slate or concrete shingles, granules can collect in gutters and downspouts, leakage in your ceiling or roof flashing, vents, or gutters damaged. Exterior Damage: Stucco, Paint and Siding.

The exterior of your home is the most vulnerable to severe storms. Hire a roofing company to check for damage. Exterior damage can be caused by hail, wind, heavy rain, and flying debris. You may see discolored spots, chips, cracks, or dents in your siding or paint after hail damage. You should inspect your stucco home for cracking, chipping, and holes.

Signs of damage to the exterior

Dings and dents

Cracks and splitting

Holes and breaks

Chipping and discoloration

Window damage

Many homes are equipped with storm shutters that protect the glass from high winds. Many windows can crack or become damaged even with storm shutters. Cracked or broken windows, damaged casings, and hail damage are common signs of damage after a storm, tornado, or high winds. Broken, cracked, or missing windows can be dangerous. Keep an eye out for broken glass and ensure that you secure any windows that are damaged until they can be repaired.

Common Signs of Window Damage

Shattered windows

Cracks and holes

Broken panes

Frayed frame

RoofWorks and Construction offers a free inspection if you suspect or have any damage to your commercial or residential roof.

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