If storms have been rampant in your area and your home has taken some serious damage, it’s crucial to take a close look at your roof to see if it’s still keeping your home safe and sound. It may still look intact, but there are sometimes defects that can be a little harder to spot but need to be fixed as soon as possible.

Harsh winds and rain can cause damage that has to be handled by a professional who knows what to look for and how to proceed to fix the damage done. If your roof is left in its current condition and the serious issues are left untreated, the condition of your home’s main source of protection can deteriorate. Deterioration of your roof can lead to some serious, more expensive consequences. Water and mold issues are no easy things to deal with, so you will want to get your roof fixed before any serious issues arise.

Here are some signs that your roof will be needing an emergency repair after a harsh storm:

Missing shingles

Tear-offs aren’t uncommon after storms. This is when shingles are ripped from your roof due to a strong wind. Take a good look at your roof for any shingles that might have been ripped from your roof. If you see any missing, call a roofer immediately. Missing shingles will cause leaks in your home, resulting in an expensive repair when left untreated.

Leftover debris

Sometimes strong winds can tree limbs onto your roof and cause damage to your shingles. It’s a good idea to have a professional come to check to see if there has been any serious damage done to your roof from these limbs or any other heavier debris. Aside from damaging your shingles, debris can fall off your roof and hurt someone or break one of your windows.

Loose nails

Nails may be small, but they are an important part of keeping your roof together. Any missing or loose nails should be replaced immediately. Lost nails can leave holes that can lead to leaking, which will damage your home as well.

Flashing damage

Harsh winds can rip or tear the flashing around your skylights, chimney, and eaves off. This type of damage needs to be repaired as soon as possible because it will continue to allow moisture to enter your home. This will, in turn, cause your roof to deteriorate.

Clogging in gutters

Dry leaves are easy to move and can be something you can fix on your own. However, when leaves stick to your roof after a storm, they will be wet and falling apart. They will also be a lot heavier so if they are clogging up your gutters, you will want to get a professional to come and clean them out for you. Excessive damage and harm can be done if these thick, wet leaves are left to pile up in your gutters.

Sagging

After a major storm, it’s crucial to take a good look at your roof for any sagging or deformities. A sagging roof can be a sign that the underlying materials are waterlogged and that water damage has reached a point where structural issues could result. In order to fix this problem, you need to call in a professional for an immediate assessment. All Star Roofing & Repair specializes in re-roofing services in Tampa, Florida. Get in touch today to see how we can help & for a free consultation.

 

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