Your roof does a very important job of protecting your home, especially during storms. Depending on how extreme the weather is, it may suffer from different kinds of damage — which may or may not be visible at once. That said, make sure to have a professional inspect your roofing after every storm. Your trusted roofer at American Roofing & Construction, LLC will typically look for the following signs of storm damage.
Some common signs of hail damage are broken or missing shingles, round-shaped cracks and dents on shingles, and clogged gutters. Experts usually make it a point to clean out gutters after a storm, and they also look out for bent or dislocated downspouts and gutters.
Generally, winds with speeds exceeding 50 miles per hour are known to cause roof damage. If your roof shingles are already cracked or peeling prior to the storm, they are likely to be blown off by the wind. To prevent this from happening, make sure to prepare your roof by carrying out roof repair and maintenance before a storm is expected to hit your area.
Roofers typically inspect the flashing around chimneys and vent pipes as well as the attic and roof supports for signs of leaks or water damage. They also check if there are areas on your roof where water could have pooled during or after the rain.
American Roofing & Construction, LLC is a local roofing company with over 15 years of experience in roof repair and replacement, hail storm damage, insurance claims and more. We carry out jobs to a high standard, so you can rest assured that your project will be done satisfactorily. Call us at (251) 379-9712 (Mobile) or (205) 223-2469 (Birmingham). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.