Understanding Storm Damage
Shingles are designed to protect against the weather, but the wind, rain and hail that often accompany a storm can cause damage. It’s also important to remember that not all storm damage is obvious and that hidden damage can cause problems weeks or even months after a storm. To be sure you don’t have hidden damage, have your roof inspected by a contractor you can trust to provide an honest assessment.
We recommend that only a roofing professional should climb up on your roof, but here are a few things you can look for from ground level:
High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements.
Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
Hail can leave dents or pockmarks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against rain and sun damage.
If your roof resembles any of the pictures you see here, there’s a good chance it needs to be replaced. Start with the Storm Damage Checklist, and call Title Roofing & Construction for your free inspection, before any further damage occurs.
* Information courtesy of Owens Corning (http://www.owenscorning.com/storm/)