If you live in a stormy region, you surely want to protect your roof against the damage caused by hail, high winds and other phenomena that accompany extreme weather events and you surely want to remedy the damage already sustained by your roof as soon as possible. To be able to determine the best course of action, you first of all need to climb up to the roof after the storm to check it for signs of damage – here is what to look for:
- Wind damage – strong winds tend to rip off roofing components, so look for missing shingles or tiles. If you have a shingle roof, you will need to check every inch of the surface for missing surface granules – the winds can sweep off the topmost protective layer of your shingles, leaving the shingles vulnerable and prone to water damage;
- Hail damage – hail stones usually cause dents and missing surface granules on shingles and they can also break, crack or chip clay tiles, so have a roofer Austin hosts inspect for damage of this type;
- Impact caused by debris – high winds usually carry twigs, branches, dust, even small rocks that can land on your roof, damaging it. Debris can displace, break and tear roofing shingles and tiles as well and it is damaging for the granules on the surface of the shingles as well.