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Signs of Storm Damage to Roofs

Signs of Storm Damage to Roofs

After a storm, the first thing homeowners do is check their homes for any signs of damage. They check windows, walls, siding, and roofs for any evidence of cracks, broken windows, loose shingles or damaged flashings.

When checking your roof, the most obvious signs of damage are broken shingles, large branches on your roof, and gutters that are hanging awkwardly from their screws. Yet these are not the biggest concerns to worry about. Unseen damages on top of your roof can be much more problematic.

How to Tell if Your Roof is Damaged Without Obvious Signs

When checking your roof for damage, look for more than the easiest signs to spot. You will need to look for some “not-so-obvious” signs that include:

  • Loose granules on shingles – Your shingles have granules, much like sandpaper has sand. What these granules do is provide fire resistance, a pleasant look,  and protection from the damaging UV rays of the sun. To determine whether your shingles have lost a lot of granules, check your gutters. If there are several sand-like pieces in them, you have a problem.
  • Dented shingles – Shingles get dented in a hail storm, or during storms with strong winds and heavy rain. Sometimes these are called bruises, particularly if there are no indentations in the shingles, but the discoloration is evident in areas where granules have been removed.
  • Loose shingles – The most obvious sign of damage is shingles that have come off of your roof. Just as telling, in terms of damage, are shingles that have been loosened and remain on your roof. Loose shingles can lead to leaks and other damages. These can also cause injuries when loose shingles fall on individuals below.

The only way you can spot problems is to get a roofer to check your home in the Greater Oklahoma City area. For roof inspections, the company to trust is Advanced Restorers, which has the personnel and equipment needed to effectively check, repair, and restore your damaged roofs and homes. We specialize in water damage restoration, storm damage restoration, and fire damage restoration, but we also offer roofing services that include inspection, repair, installation, and more. If you need help with your roof inspection and repair, contact us online or give us a call at 405-276-4542 and we will be happy to be of assistance to you.