The threat of storm damage exists, no matter the quality of your roof. Forces of nature, such as thunderstorms, heavy rains, strong winds and hail storms, can cause different problems. Goodrich Roofing, the top roofing company in our area, has some tips to help your roof recover from the effects of bad weather.
Search for Leaks
Try to see if there are any puddles in the house or stains on the wall or ceiling. These are common signs that your roof is leaking, and it could lead to long-term structural damage to your entire house. The attic is a good place to check first.
Check the Shingles
Take out your binoculars, and look carefully at your roof, checking for any missing, deformed or moving shingles. Hail damage often leaves small dimples or cracks. Strong winds may also carry debris or lift your shingles.
While flashings are intended to keep moisture out, that doesn’t always mean they can hold up against bad weather all the time. Check if they are broken, cracked or loose after a storm, especially if you have a chimney.
Examine Your Gutters
Hail and wind damage might cause your gutters to become bent or loose. Heavy rains can cause debris to pile up and clog your gutters. This could all lead to additional leaks in your house, so always keep an eye on them.
Record and Report to a Professional
Once you check the damage, make sure you record all that you see. However, do not climb your roof as the storm may have weakened it, especially if it’s old. Instead, call a professional roofing contractor like us to perform a more thorough inspection and give you an estimate of the costs for repairs or replacement.
At Goodrich Roofing, we prioritize the safety and happiness of our customers. That’s why we offer emergency repairs and even full restoration in Albuquerque. Call us at (505) 219-4450, or submit an online request.