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How Do I Know If My Roof Suffered Storm Damage?

Store Damage Prince George's County, MD

With the winter coming, we want to ensure the community is prepared for the results of any storms that occur. If you’re unsure what to look for, don’t wait until bad weather hits! Keep reading to learn how our expert residential roofing service team spots trouble areas after storms so you can ensure your home is kept safe.

Loosened Shingles and Granules

It’s often pretty easy to notice this issue from the ground, though sometimes it can be a lot more subtle than you might think. Winds can blow your shingles completely off, but we also look for granules that have been knocked into gutters. In our experience, a noticeable amount of these granules present in gutters is a sign the shingles may be aging. According to Forbes, asphalt shingles typically last between 20 and 25 years, so if yours are approaching that window, it might be time for an update. Similarly, we’re always on the lookout for curling and blistering shingles as these often fall victim to high winds and can compromise the roof’s seal.

Hail Spots

When it comes to hail damage, there are a few signs we look for. Uneven dark spots are the first and most clear sign. Missing granules, as we mentioned before, are also caused by hail. These two signs are not unrelated! Other than asphalt damage, the team also looks for dents in vents, gutters, and other metal parts.

Broken Flashing

Flashing is the thin waterproof lining you can see all along the perimeter of your roof. It’s used to keep the seams dry, which means you can run into problems if any part of it breaks off. As you likely know, water damage in the home is a danger to your health and the structure of your property. The best way to prevent mold is to ensure water doesn’t have the chance to enter your home. If any flashing is missing, be sure to reach out to a residential roofing service for repairs as soon as possible.

Your roof is a vital part of your home structure and protects it from the elements. If you think your roofing system has been compromised during a storm, be sure to reach out to a residential roofing service for help right away! Our team of fully licensed and insured professionals at Len Home Design Inc is here to help 24/7 with emergency roof repair services.