It pays to never underestimate what inclement weather can do to your roof system. Even if it seems that a storm has spared your roof from damage, you’re never completely sure until you take a closer look. A reliable roof repair company in the area, Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc., shares some of the telltale signs of weather damage you may miss.
High winds can get under your roof shingles and lift them up. As the material loses adhesion with the roof, it becomes easier to blow off. After a windstorm, you may notice that some areas of your roof have missing shingles. That’s direct wind damage at work. But there are also cases where wind damage is a bit more subtle. Make sure to look for these issues:
- Creases, folds and tears on the asphalt roof shingles.
- Shingles that appear lifted or raised instead of flat.
- Curling and peeling at the edges of the shingles.
Shingle blow-off isn’t the only thing to worry about during a windstorm. High winds can also pick up fallen branches and other debris, which may end up crashing against your roof. Impact damage due to wind-blown debris – and sometimes large hailstones – can be unobtrusive but will still be fairly visible. Check for these types of damage:
- Small dents and cracks on the roofing materials.
- Excessive shingle granule loss.
- Pockmarks on the gutters.
You’ll need to look for the telltale signs inside your home instead of on the roof:
- Water stains on the ceiling and walls
- Discoloration on the roof deck and trusses, which may indicate mold and rot (you’ll need to check the attic for this)
- Wet attic insulation
To accurately determine whether your roof has hidden weather damage, turn to Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. for a comprehensive roof inspection. And if our trained and experienced roofing team does find damage, we’ll be more than happy to perform the necessary repairs and restoration work for you. By dealing with the problem as quickly as possible, you can prevent further damage to your roof and ensure its continued performance.
A Leading Roofer in Knox County
Few contractors can match Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. when it comes to high-quality residential roofing and exterior renovation services. Expect quality results when you choose us for your roofing needs. Call us today at (865) 688-2888, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Knoxville, TN.