Your safety is always of utmost importance. So this is the first thing that you should ensure before checking your roof or your home for storm damage. Once you have guaranteed your safety and that the storm has finally passed, it’s time to pick up your tools and conduct a roof inspection.
Roof and gutter installation expert The Thomas Roofing Company shares a step-by-step guide to checking your roof after a storm.
1. From the Ground
From ground level, look for missing or damaged shingles. Your roof shingles may have been blown off, so the wood of the roof deck might be exposed.
Check your surroundings. Blown-off shingles may have landed on your yard.
3. Home’s Exterior
Take a look at your siding, soffit, and fascia as well. Find out if these structures have been torn or damaged.
Ensure the downpipes are still firmly attached and the eavestroughing is not damaged.
5. Climb to Your Roof
If it’s safe for you to do so, climb to your roof and take a closer look. Make sure someone else is watching you as you go up. This is to ensure that someone will be there in case of an accident.
Inspect your interior and look for water stains and leaks. These usually indicate roof damage.
Don’t forget to take detailed notes of everything that seems off. If possible, take pictures.
Check your insurance and roof’s warranty to know the first steps that you can take regarding roof repair.
9. Call a Roofer
Consult a professional, and have them inspect your roof for damage that you may have missed. Carry out necessary repairs immediately.
The Thomas Roofing Company is a local expert specializing in roofing, siding, gutters, and skylights. We guarantee superb workmanship in every project we handle. To know more about our services, call us at (410) 692-8998 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Columbia and Ellicott City, MD.