Can Your Roof Handle Storm Damage?
April 6, 2018
You found no missing shingles. The gutters are debris-free. Your roof looks as if it can withstand 20 more years of storms. Everything is perfect – or so it seems.
Here’s one thing you have to understand about your roof: it’s not invincible. As much as you want your roof to last for a lifetime even after the strong winds and weather, that’s not always the case. Your roof is exposed, and the one thing you always have to watch out for is storm damage.
Storm damage on roofs tends to hide in plain sight, so you have to be extra diligent when it comes to its maintenance – unless you’re up for a new residential roof installation.
How do you check for storm damage? Here are the signs for which to watch out:
The Underside of the Roof Is Sagging
Storm damage can cause structural issues, and the most common of these is sagging of the material on the underside of your roof. This is often caused by moisture buildup when debris has gathered on your roof.
Shingles Look Worn Down
If your shingles are starting to curl and look beat up, it’s time to have them replaced by your local roofing contractors.
Your Electricity Bill Is Higher
Unless you’ve doubled your electricity usage, you might want to have your roof checked for possibilities of storm damage. Your electricity bill going up may be due to lack of insulation on your roof. Call your local contractor to have your roof checked.
There’s no such thing as being too careful, especially when it comes to your roof. If you want to learn more about roof maintenance and storm damage insurance claim, contact us today at (734) 234-5900. We’ll be glad to perform a thorough inspection of your roofing system. Work with us in Plymouth and other areas in Michigan.