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HOW TO CHECK YOUR ROOF IN THE EVENT OF STORM DAMAGE

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HOW TO CHECK YOUR ROOF IN THE EVENT OF STORM DAMAGE
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You might need to inspect your roof in the event of a storm. If you don’t know how to do this, it can be daunting. There are some simple tips to help you get through this task. Here are some tips.

1. SEEK OUT LOOSE TILES AND SHINGLES

These pieces may come loose in your hands when you inspect them. This should be noted on the inspection checklist. Keep in mind that smaller pieces may fly away during a storm.

2. DEBRIS 

It is important to remove any tree debris or other items from your roof before you do anything else. It might be necessary to hire a professional or cut branches by yourself. However, this must be done before any roofing repairs can begin.

3. CHECK FOR HOLES

It is important to check your roof for holes. These could be caused by insects or windstorms. You should not attempt to inspect for this type of damage yourself.

4. SAGGING: LOOK!

Sagging roofs are a sign of structural damage. It could also indicate that your interior is at risk. Each area should be checked.

5. LOOKOUT FOR WATER DAMAGE

Although the underside of your roof may not be visible, it is an important place to check. If you notice signs of moisture or leakage, your roof needs to be repaired immediately to prevent further damage.

6. STANDING WATER: LOOK!

Don’t ignore standing water on your roof if it isn’t necessary. You should take this seriously as it could lead to serious damage and worsening of the roof.

Normal circumstances call for your roof to be inspected at least once a year. If a storm has hit your area, you should inspect your roof as soon as possible. Roof repairs should be scheduled if you spot any of these problems.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.