A solid roof above your head is crucial because it protects everything inside your home from wind, rain, fire, extreme heat and snow. If your roof leaks, everything you own is in jeopardy. When the rain is pouring, wind is blowing and howling, or hail is pinging off the ground like ping pong balls, you know your roof is taking a toll. But do you really know what’s going on up there?
When it comes to your roof, ignorance is never bliss. Preventative maintenance is the key to the endurance of any system.
Here are some signs you may need to repair your roof:
Even when a storm produces no hail or rain, your roof can still sustain damage. Strong winds can create stress points on a roof that can weaken over time and become compromised. Roofs are designed to resist the typical wind, but no roof is likely to withstand the most extreme wind. After a wind storm, if you start to notice missing shingles, broken shingles, lifted shingles or shingles that are not sealed down, you might have damage that needs to be repaired.
When the hail hits, it can damage the roof of your home as well as other personal property. Although hailstorms can be damaging, the amount of damage can vary significantly. It can depend on the length of the hail storm as well as the size, speed and the density of the hail. Hail damage can look very different on different types of roofing structures. If you ever question if you have damage on your roof it is always best to call a professional for a free inspection.
If you think you have hail damage and you have an asphalt shingle roof, you might see granule loss. A good way to inspect for granule loss is to look at the downspouts of you gutters to see if there are granules. If you do not have gutters you will find granule loss evidence in places that water will run off your house during a storm. Another indication of hail damage would be hail hits, impact marks, or dents.
When you experience a rainstorm, it is usually pretty evident if you are having roofing issues. Leaks are usually this easiest issue to notice. If you notice stains or some sort of discoloration on your walls or ceiling, don’t just cover it up with a fresh coat of paint. Your roof may be allowing moisture into your home, which leads to stains. You can solve this problem by having your roof inspected and the leaks fixed by an experienced roofing contractor.
If you are concerned about your roof, or just curious of the condition of your roof, contact Roof Smith today. We use the highest quality and energy saving materials. We ensure your roof provides warm insulation in the winter and cool shelter in the hot summer months and reliable, lasting protection for your home all year around. We have two convenient locations, one serving Amarillo, TX and the surrounding area and one serving Clovis, NM and the surrounding area. We are looking forward to helping you with all of your roofing needs!