Strong storms can cause damage to your home’s roofing system and if the damage is left unchecked, it can cause some major issues that can be costly to remediate. With that in mind, it’s important that you inspect your roof after a storm. Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t know where to start.
In this post, trusted roofing contractor Northwest Construction gives you a quick guide to inspecting your roof after a storm.
Visual Inspection – The first thing you should do when doing a post-storm inspection of your roof is to do a visual inspection from the ground level. Take a walk around your property and look for shingles that may have blown off, exposing the wood of the roof deck below. While you’re at it, look around your yard as well for any blown-off shingles that can’t be seen when looking at the roof itself.
Gutter System – After your visual inspection, check your gutters, soffit, fascia and roof structures for any possible damage as well. Inspecting the gutter system is an exceptionally important step as their failure to remove rainwater can cause further damage to an already compromised roofing system.
Closer Examination – Once you’ve inspected your roof from ground level, consider climbing the roof as well once it’s safe to complete your inspection. Take detailed notes of anything you find that seems out of place for your roofer’s reference. Alternatively, you can opt to hire a roofing professional to inspect the roof themselves if you aren’t confident in doing so on your own.
Consult Roofing Warranty – If repairs are needed, make sure to consult your roofing limited warranty for details. If your roof is still under coverage, it can help you pay for the repairs or replacement at no cost to you.
Turn to Northwest Construction for your roofing requirements. When it comes to roof repair and replacement, we are your number one service providers. Give us a call at (313) 277-7676 or fill out our contact form to talk to an expert. We serve homeowners in Bloomfield, Dearborn, Taylor and other nearby areas in MI.