The roof of your home is the most important aspect of it. It keeps your family and everything inside the home protected. After a storm, it is important to check it to make sure no damage has occurred to it. Even the slightest damage, if not dealt with promptly, can lead to bigger problems later on.
Whether the storms include rain, wind, hail or snow, they can affect your roof in different ways. After a storm occurs, if there is no noticeable damage inside, go outside and do a visual inspection from the ground. Look for any missing shingles or tiles. Note whether or not the flashing has torn away from the chimney or whether some shingles have curled.
Hail can easily crack shingles or tiles. Worse, it can fracture them which can eventually cause the whole roof to come apart as a result of the cracks getting bigger. Rain is a common cause of roof damage. It can seep into any existing cracks and cause serious leaks inside the home.
If you notice any stains on your ceiling following a storm, this is an indication that a leak is present. As for wind depending on how strong it is, it can tear off tiles and shingles. If it is severe enough it can tear the roof off the structure. Snow can also damage a roof. If it piles up enough, the weight of it can cause the roof to collapse.
Weather can cause serious damage to the most important part of your home. When it does, call your local certified roofing contractor for help right away. Let them know what you detected from your own visual inspection. If you have an insurance claim, the roofers will work with the insurance company to help file that claim for you.
They will make the necessary repairs as quickly as possible. Remember that after a major storm many of your neighbors may have experienced roof damage. This might mean it will take your roofing company a little more time to get to you. Still, once they arrive, they will be able to assess the damage and begin working to fix it.
Also, storm damage does not always happen during the storm. Any slight damage done can worsen over time. You will not notice it until the roof leaks or there are obvious missing tiles or shingles. After a storm, do your own visual inspection and contact your roofer immediately for more help.
For a complete roof inspection contact Roof Restoration Brisbane.