When major storms hit, your roof might be the last thing on your mind. That is, until a puddle of water appears inside your house!
We’re no stranger to extreme weather! Earlier this month tornadoes tore through the South Jersey area. We’ve been drenched in an utter deluge of rain since, bringing to mind the importance of roof maintenance and repair!
Here are some sure signs you might want to have an inspection performed on your roof after a storm hits.
Your Roof Is Leaking Already
The most obvious sign that it’s time for an inspection is an existing leak. A storm may cause the leak to appear, or it may have existed for a long time, and the storm finally allowed enough water in for you to notice. A leak might be in a surprising spot; since water runs downhill it may appear in a place far from the leak’s origin. If your roof is leaking it’s time to call in an expert right away to assess the damage and help you come up with a plan to stop the problem at its source. Putting a stop to a leak early on can reduce many of your repair costs.
Your Roof Is Aged
Older roofs, sometimes in various states of disrepair, are often the hardest hit by a big storm. Unable to withstand heavy winds, bludgeoned by rain and other debris, sometimes a heavy rainstorm is the straw that breaks the camel’s back on an older roof. If your roof is over 10 yers old it’s best to have it looked at after a big storm. Even if you haven’t noticed any significant issues right away, a professional can help you identify possible problems and avoid costly future damage.
Debris Is Present On Roof
After a big storm it’s not uncommon for debris to accumulate on your roof, often in the valleys and gutters. Left unchecked these can cause water to run in the wrong direction, and allow moisture to accumulate where you don’t want it. Roofing systems work best when drainage systems are unobstructed. It’s a good idea to have an inspection performed after the clouds clear and to have any debris blown in by the storm removed.
A storm can cause unusual weathering, wear and tear, and damage. Having an inspection performed after a major weather event can be the difference between water damage, mold growth, and dry-rot. Don’t throw caution to the wind; take measures to ensure the safety of your home and have it looked over after a big storm!
Schedule An Inspection Today!
When you’re ready to have your roof looked over, our specialists are standing by! We’re ready to schedule an appointment to inspect your roof at your earliest convenience.