Damage on Your Roof – Summer is here and now is the perfect time to inspect your roof for damage that occurred during the winter months. And you need to know what to look for if you suspect roof damage after a severe storm.
Keeping your roof in good condition can help you avoid costly repairs down the road.
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, you should begin your roof inspection on the inside of your home.
From your attic, check for sagging, signs of water damage or leaking, dark spots and trails, or outside light showing through the roof.
Your exterior inspection should include a search for damaged flashing, missing shingles, curling, blistering, buckling, rotting and algae growth. Some signs of roof damage include: Cracked, torn, bald or missing shingles.
Signs of moisture, rot or mold. Damage will present differently depending on your roof material and where you live. A cedar roof will often split and fall apart in dry climates, while it will get mossy in moist climates.
Most cedar roofs must be replaced after about 20 years.
If you have a tile roof, cracked or broken tiles are a sure sign of damage
Concrete roofs are very strong and rarely need repair or replacement
If you think your home’s roof has sustained hail destruction after a storm, contact your insurance broker.
Your agent will want to determine whether the damage is new, older, or the buildup of numerous incidents over time.
Probably you are not the only homeowner in the area who will be reporting hail damage along with your agent will be quite which a slew of come damage claims
Rather, hang on to talk with your insurance agent and also adjuster to be sure that you even have hail damage, then look for a recommendation or discover a reputable
Rooftop repair and replacement certainly serious and costly undertaking