No matter how durable your roof is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage after an extreme weather event. That’s why you should call a contractor for a roof inspection as soon as possible. In the meantime, you should keep an eye out for the warning signs of roof damage.
The roof replacement contractors at Independent Construction Services suggest you do a visual inspection of the following parts:
Remember: after a storm, you should always prioritize safety. Avoid climbing onto your roof to inspect it for signs of damage. Before you do a visual roof inspection from ground level, check if there are broken power lines or trees.
Extensive damage to your roof should be easy to identify. You might notice missing shingles or all sorts of debris scattered on your roof. If you can’t see major signs of damage from ground level, check your attic for leaks.
Attic leaks usually indicate there’s a problem with your roof’s flashing. These thin pieces of galvanized steel seal roof joints, through which water can enter. Gale-force winds might have loosened the flashing, allowing water to infiltrate your roof deck or attic.
Strong winds might have also blown all sorts of debris into your gutters. The gutter system diverts rainwater away from your roof, which is why they need to be inspected after a storm.
Inform your contractor of the signs of damage you’ve noticed. Apart from your roof, other parts of your exterior may have suffered damage as well. In particular, you should check your siding and windows. If you need to replace your siding, we recommend installing a more durable type of siding, like exterior vinyl siding.
Keep in mind that it’s easy to miss the early signs of roof damage. To make sure your roof undergoes a comprehensive inspection, only hire experienced contractors.
Looking for experienced contractors in your area? Independent Construction Services is a family-owned contractor with more than two decades’ worth of combined experience. We offer roof replacement and exterior painting service options. To get a free estimate, call us at (828) 358-1780. Or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Candler, NC.