Not all storm damage is created equal. Even if your roof appears to be in working order, storm damage can hide right under your nose. For example, forceful winds and flying debris could have forced your shingles upward during severe weather. If your shingles didn’t fly off your house it’s possible they were lifted, then allowed to fall back into their natural position. This event is common and makes it look like no storm damage has actually occurred. In this process, the sealant that keeps moisture out of your house becomes compromised and can cause serious damage if left unattended. If you need help identifying if you have a storm damaged roof in Baton Rouge, Ryson Roofing is here for you. We at Ryson want the best for our clients and won’t sugarcoat when a roof is so damaged that it needs replacing.
Signs And Symptoms Of A Damaged Roof
It’s imperative you catch storm damage early on. If you miss the early signs it’s possible that what was once a simple fix has turned into something more serious (and costly). So be sure to watch the signs to help keep you informed about your roof’s health.
Perform An Outdoor Inspection
The first place to look for roof damage is the roof itself. Look for missing and damaged shingles on your roof or around your property. If you’re unsure what to look for, damaged shingles appear cracked, curled, or torn. If this type of damage is localized (covering less than one-third of the roof) then a roof repair is your best bet. On the other hand, more extensive damages might warrant a full roof replacement. If you suspect your roof is damaged, look to our checklist for attributes to keep an eye on:
- Shingle Compositions: Curling or less of texture on shingles, broken or missing shingles.
- Flat Roofs: Cracks, patches, or tears in the roofing, blister spots or wrinkles
- Flashing: Tears or buckling around breached spots in the roof
- Roofing Cement: Excess cement or crumbling cement
- Gutters: Rust, decay, leaky seams, loose connection to the house, downspout filled with debris.
- Chimneys: Leaning, loose, or missing flashing, damaged bricks, or joints
Perform An Indoor Inspection
Checking indoors as well is just being thorough. So keep an eye out for moisture marks! They can appear as water stains on the inside of the house. These marks are usually brown, yellow, or grey in color. Peeling paint on the walls and ceilings can also be indicative of water damage or indicative of a storm-damaged roof.
Call In The Professionals At Ryson!
If you’re looking to repair your storm damaged roof in Baton Rouge or surrounding areas, Ryson Roofing is here to help. In the event of any storm damage, we offer a free roof inspection to help you identify the real problems. Call Ryson Roofing today to schedule your free consultation!