Have you looked at your roof lately? Every year, we experience at least two big storms that cause a decent amount of damage throughout different neighborhoods. While there may be no leaks or obvious damage to your roof, it can sometimes be difficult for the home or property owner to determine if damage actually occurred. At RAM Residential Remodeling, we want to give you 5 signs that your roof damage is likely due to wind, hail or other severe weather.
Wind has been known to cause both minor and major damage to homes around the area. Winds can cause shingles to blow right off of your roof. It can also leave a shingle flapping in the wind or rubbing against another shingles beside it. In any case, if you are missing shingles or perhaps notice a thin, horizontal line showing that the granules have worn down, that is a sign that you may have experienced wind damage.
When hail damage occurs, it can sometimes be blatantly obvious. Hail damage is seen everywhere, especially on cars. Have you ever seen a car dented with hail damage? It makes nice round, shaped divots all along the roof of your vehicle. In the same manner, you can see small, round-shaped divots on your roof. Granules will typically be missing in this area and you may even find those granules in the downspouts after a severe storm. If you see this issue, it’s a sign that your roof is damaged and needs to be further evaluated.
If you see actual debris on your roof, you can safely assume that damage has occurred. Missing or cracked shingles is another sign that your roof has been compromised. Finally, if you are in your attic and you notice vulnerable spots or even a leak, this is a late sign that there is a major problem with your roof.
If you notice any of these signs, the best thing that you can do for your home or property is to get it looked at by a professional. At RAM Residential Remodeling, we offer free estimates for all of our roofing evaluations. If you notice these signs or even just feel more comfortable with having our professionals take a look at your roof, give us a call today. Contact RAM Residential Remodeling any time at (586) 731-9830.