Storms are on the rise in Southern Arizona and across much of the country. Strong winds, hail, tornadoes, and scores of other natural events are more and more common…The cumulative effect of all these annual and relentless weather events can cause leaks that create significant roof damage and can impact your home’s interior.
Sometimes, the signs of roof damage are obvious, like water spots on a ceiling and curled or missing roof shingles. You may also see broken or damaged roof flashing, wet walls, water issues around your home’s exterior, etc.…
What to look for:
- Shingle condition. Missing shingles are one obvious sign but pay attention to the granule buildup on your shingles as well as early signs of damage Hailstorms can cause dings and dents in asphalt shingles and should be noted as well.
- Missing flashing along the edges of the roof and along skylights, vents, and chimneys.
- Loose or peeling sealant along those same penetration points.
- Water damage in the attic or along the ceiling.
Sometimes, the signs are not so obvious, which is when it might be time to call in a professional roofing expert if you don’t know what to do after storm damage shows up. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners get their roofs inspected by a professional twice a year—once in the fall and once in the spring.