Storm season is already beginning to come through Texas with severe thunderstorms and high winds. During this time, it is important to make sure your roof is in good condition to prevent leaks and other problems from developing. Of course, it is best to inspect your roof thoroughly as soon as it is safe to do so after a storm. Call a professional, or watch for these common signs of storm damage on your roof.
Debris on your Roof
The first step is to check for any major problems with your roof. From the ground, you can often see if there is any potentially damaging debris on your roof. This may include fallen tree limbs, broken chimney pieces, and more. If you spot any of these problems, take a closer look to carefully check your roof for dents, holes, torn shingles, and other issues. Carefully remove the debris if possible, or call a professional service if the damage is severe.
Missing, Lifted or Peeling Shingles
Another one of the most common signs of storm damage on your roof is damaged or missing shingles. In high winds, individual shingles or patches of them can blow off, particularly if your roof is old or damaged already. You may also lose some tiles from your tile roof during such a storm. You will need to call a professional roofer for storm damage repair in this case.
Dents, Bald Spots, and Granules
Hail is not uncommon is heavy storms, and it can leave your roof littered with damage. Even minor hail damage can lead to problems because it can dent your roof and knock loose the asphalt granules on your shingles, leaving behind dark and shiny/bald spots. If you see these granules piling up in your gutter, you should call a roofer for a professional inspection.
If you notice these signs of storm damage on your roof in San Antonio, TX, call Great Built Construction at (210) 663-0464 for fast roof repairs!