Summer storms can seem to come out of nowhere. But when they strike, they can leave disaster in their wake. After the skies have cleared, it’s time to assess the damage and if necessary, to contact your insurance company and a residential roofing contractor.
In this post from The Construction Group, we’re breaking down a helpful walk-through to help you look for storm damage on your roof after the next big storm. If you identify potential signs of storm damage, give us a call today.
What to Look For
Just because you don’t have to place buckets around your home and you don’t see water spots on the ceiling does not mean you’re in the clear. Summer storms frequently cause significant damage that isn’t always readily identifiable without taking a closer look. One of the problems is that overlooking minor damage can lead to serious trouble down the road from cumulative issues with subsequent storms.
Does this mean you should grab a ladder and take to the roof? Unless you’re a certified roofer, this is a job that’s best left to the professionals. But there are a few things you can look for while planted safely on the ground:
1. Gutter Concerns
If you’ve got gutter damage, chances are good that there’s water accumulation on your roof. Look for cracks and damaged joints around your gutters. It’s also a good idea to clear your gutters of debris after a big storm if they’re not covered as gutter clogs can lead to foundation damage to your home.
2. Damaged Property
Limbs on the ground and other significant property damage are a red flag that your roof was subjected to high winds and debris. If you identify property damage anywhere around your home, contact a roofing contractor for an inspection right away.
3. Granules on the Ground
The granules on asphalt shingles help to protect them against UV damage. If these are visible on the ground, this is a sign that you’ve likely sustained storm damage.
4. Pieces of Shingles
Like granules, any pieces of shingles that are visible on the ground are a clear sign of roof damage. Take a walk around your property and photograph any you find for insurance purposes.
Call a Minnesota Roofing Contractor
If you suspect roof damage, call The Construction Group in Woodbury right away. We’ll send out our professional roof repair services right away to inspect your home for roof storm damage. Give us a call at 651-731-5857 or connect with us on the web.