Storm Damage Roof Repair: 3 Signs To Look For After A Storm

18 April 2022
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Unless you have an old or deteriorating roof, regular rainfall, snowfall, and winds can't cause any damage to your roof. On the other hand, some storms have stronger winds, hail, and heavier downpours that can cause roof damage.

Therefore, homes in storm-prone areas have a higher chance of storm damage on the roof. As a result, homeowners should check for signs of roof damage after a storm so that storm damage roof repairs can commence immediately.

Here are three signs that indicate you may need storm damage roof repairs.

1. Damaged or Missing Shingles

While strong winds can tear off loose shingles from your roof, strong storm winds can do much worse. Storm winds blow at high velocities that provide sufficient force to remove well-secured shingles from your roof. Furthermore, storm winds carry various objects and hurl them on your roof, causing significant damage to the shingles.

Sometimes, a hail storm that drops large chunks of ice on your roof can cause the shingles to break. Therefore, homeowners should look for signs of damaged or missing shingles immediately after a storm.

If a storm damages or dislodges some roof shingles, seek storm damage roof repairs immediately to have the shingles replaced.  

2. Leaking Attic or Ceiling

During a storm, the bombardment of your roof by debris carried by strong winds can result in a leak. Sometimes, the leaks caused by storm damage are pretty subtle. For instance, you may not notice water dripping from your roof, but you might see a small pool of stagnant water on the attic floor. Other subtle signs of a leaking roof after a storm include:

  • Discoloration of the ceiling boards
  • Moisture on the attic walls
  • Dampness in the lumber and insulation

Ignoring these subtle signs often leads to the development of molds and mildew. Therefore, you need to get storm damage roof repairs done immediately before mold and mildew start developing.  

3. Excessive Granule Loss

An asphalt roof comes with a layer of granules that protects it from UV radiation. Subtle granule loss is a common occurrence over time. However, when a storm hits, the level of granule loss increases significantly. To confirm the status of granule loss after a storm, check the gutters for an accumulation of asphalt granules.

Granules also provide waterproofing capabilities to an asphalt roof. If your roof loses excess granules due to a storm, your roof can start leaking. If you notice excessive granule accumulation in your gutters after a storm, have a contractor promptly conduct storm damage roof repairs before your roof starts leaking.