How to Identify Storm Damage on your Roof

There are many different types of “storm damage” that can affect the health of your roof. The first step is knowing how to identify the damages so you know when to call in an expert.
 
WIND DAMAGE:
High speed winds don’t hit your roof evenly across the surface, they go after the corners, the edges and the ridge line of your roof. This can cause your shingles to curl, remove them completely or even “lift” the shingles which loosens the nails and can cause the sealant to break. Ultimately any of these results from high winds can lead to leaks.
 
HAIL DAMAGE:
When hail forms and falls from the sky… the results are never going to be fun. Even the smallest hail impact on a shingle can lead to a roof leak. Since you won’t be able to tell from the ground if your roof was damaged from hail, what you should look for is dents in your gutters, gutter guards or downspouts to identify if your roof has hail damage.
 
So, What Do I Do Now?
The longer the damage goes untreated, the higher repair costs can become. If you found storm damage, or experienced a harsh storm and are worried about damage, call a trusted professional to come out for an inspection before major problems arise. A&D Exteriors even offers a FREE inspection & estimate!  Schedule an appointment with A&D Exteriors or send us a message and let us know what you’re looking to get done!

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