Following a severe storm or hurricane, it's a good idea to see how well your home's shingle roof weathered the storm. Keeping up with roof repairs and replacement can mean a safe and dry home during the next storm.
Unfortunately, this is the time 'storm chasers' or not so reputable roofing contractors to use misleading tactics to take advantage of those with storm damage. Making it all more important to use a local and a trustworthy roofing company to do any repairs on your roof.
The best way to evaluate the state of your roof's shingles after a storm is to go onto the roof and look or hire a roofing professional to evaluate your roof for you. Especially if you don't feel comfortable on a ladder or if your roof has a steep incline, it is highly advisable to have someone do this potentially dangerous activity for you.
If you do decide to go up onto your roof, here are things to look for that are evidence of necessary repair or replacement (repair if the damage is localized and/or minimal, replacement if the damage is widespread and/or severe).
From your roof, systematically look over each shingle and area. Evidence of damage includes:
- torn shingles
- cracked shingles
- loose shingles
- buckled shingles
- curled or blistered shingles
- shingles that are bare of gravel granules
- flashing around vent pipes that is torn or coming off
- gutters that are detaching from the roof
If you are able to get into the attic, it's also a good idea to take a look at your roof from the inside. On a sunny day, examine the roof from the attic, looking for holes and cracks where light seeps in. Pay special attention around chimneys, rafters, and trusses. If you see water stains on any walls or a musty odor, chances are there is a leak there that will need to be further investigated.
It is important to have a roofing company you can trust when high winds damages your roof. Schick roofing is a leader in the industry, we are proud to provide our customers with an honest and accurate assessment of their roof. Unfortunately, roofing materials can deteriorate quickly in the extreme Florida weather, our experienced professionals can guide you through the proper action to help keep your roof functioning at its maximum potential.
At Schick Roofing our goal is to provide affordable and professional roofing service to both residential homes and commercial business throughout the Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando area.