How to Inspect Your Roof for Storm Damage

There’s simply nothing like Manchester in the summer. While we love the outdoor gatherings with friends and family the warmer temperatures bring, we’re less enthusiastic about sharing the area with the occasional summer storm. Wind, rain, and hail can all take their toll on Manchester and Bedford roofing. With colder temperatures just around the corner, it’s a good idea to check your roof for signs of storm damage now. This will give you ample time to make any necessary repairs. Here are three things to look for when inspecting your roof for storm damage.

1. Missing Shingles

If your roof is made of traditional shingles, it’s important to check that none have gone missing after a summer hailstorm rolls through. Look for shingles that are partially or totally missing, as well as any that have moved from their original positions. Missing shingles cause much more damage than upset aesthetics. They can leave your home prone to water damage and lead to insulation inefficiency.

2. Look for Signs of Water Damage

If you were already aware of a missing shingle and are currently sitting through a rainstorm, the first thing you’ll want to do once the weather calms down is have a Manchester roofing contractor check for water damage. Water damage can look like:

  • Warped shingles
  • Rotting shingles
  • Mildew and mold

Water damage can become a serious problem and lead to deterioration or even roof replacement if left untreated.

3. Identify Dings and Dents

If you have a metal roof, you’re unlikely to have any of the problems above. You will, however, still need to check for damage after a hailstorm. Hail in large sizes and accompanied by intense wind does have the ability to cause denting in metal roofs. After the latest storm rolls through, check your metal roof for any major dents and dings. It’s fast and easy for your local contractor to work out a few indentations, but much more costly in time and money to install an entire new roof.
You can always call your trusted roofing contractors in Manchester for any additional service and maintenance.