How Can I Recognize When My Roof Has Problems?

If roofing problems are left unattended or unrepaired, the results could be devastating. Having your roof replaced is expensive, so learn how to avoid replacement altogether!

As a homeowner, you undoubtedly understand the damage hazards that a severe storm, tornado, or hail can inflict on your roof. What homeowners do not realize is that high winds pose the same risk for damage. If the winds are severe enough, they may even require total roof replacement. Wind gusts of as little as 75 mph are commonly known to damage shingles and remove them from roof tops altogether, particularly if the shingles were not sealed properly in the first place. Too many missing shingles can expose your home to costly water damage.

Signs that Wind May Have Damaged Your Roof

The best method of assessing your roof after a storm has occurred is to hire a professional roofing contractor. These experienced professionals will know exactly what to look for when it comes to performing a roofing inspection. Just a few of the services that a roofing contractor will perform include assessing wind damage, determining the existing condition of your current roofing material, and to check the integrity of your gutters.

Before deciding whether or not to call your roofing contractor, walk around the exterior of your home to look for potential signs of damage. Here are a few problems that you should be on the lookout for:

    • Rips or tears in doors or window screens

    • Cracks in windows or displacement of caulking

    • Damage to hot tub covers or gazebos

    • Missing or damaged fence posts

    • Damage to outdoor HVAC units

    • Damage to porch or garage lights

    • The appearance of water in your attic

 

    • Shingle or gutter damage that can be seen with the naked eye 
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If you any of the aforementioned signs of damage, then it is time to call your roofing contractor right away. At this point, the shingles in your roof have suffered some form of damage, but the degree of severity won’t be known until it is inspected by a professional. However, be warned that leaving compromised shingles unrepaired leaves them vulnerable to further damage, and you do not want to find out how expensive replacing your entire roof can be.

Rather than climbing on your roof yourself, give the professional and experienced roofing contractors at AJ Wells a call. Initial inspection of your home’s roof is 100% free, and you are under no obligation to hire their services. However, once you see what the professionals at AJ Wells have to offer, it is guaranteed that you will want to.

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