After a storm, especially if it’s a rather significant one, chances are you might face some sort of damage to your properties or gardens. But what we often overlook is the damage a storm causes to Roofs- until we are faced with the consequences- which sometimes presents itself later on.
Imagine the impact of a harsh storm and the damage it causes and now consider roofs being the first point of contact during all of it! It becomes rather apparent how fragile our structures really are, and even the finest quality Roofs face risk. This is why- if at all- you suspect any damage, its best to get it fully inspected by professional Roof Inspectors or contractors- now rather than later- because if left even the smallest of repair jobs could turn into something so much bigger, not to mention expensive.
Storm damaged roofs may not be evident to the novice roofer; however, professional roof contractors will not miss a thing, even the smallest of repair jobs will become apparent during the inspection so that no crack or minor leak is left to escalate into something much bigger.
What a storm damage might look like
Homeowners will know full well what the obvious signs of Roof damage are; it’s usually things such as wet walls, curled ceilings with damp patches or buckling, broken or missing roof shingles but the not so visible signs are the early damage that often leads to the obvious signs; so its recommended that homeowners get a full roof inspection at least twice per year so that these damages can be avoided.
When a full Roof survey is carried out, depending on the roofing material like for example Metal bellow, the professional will check for the following signs;
Many homes have premium materials like copper and zinc on their roofs, and it’s understandable why, metal roofs look beautiful, are very durable, low maintenance, and have a long-life span.
Metal Roofs can withstand almost anything, and it’s true they do pack a punch, but when it comes to major storms, they are still at risk. If exposed to harsh hailstones and debris, sloping metal roofs may present noticeable indentations that might be visible to the naked eye. Dents are not usually a major concern as such but still need inspecting because if the dent is close to a seam, it may cause leakage, especially if it leads to a broken seal.
Also, many people don’t realise the impact of high winds and how much damage it can cause to roofs. If left unchecked, any unsecured metal roofing sheet can be potentially dangerous, too, which is why in order to avoid any kind of costly situation much, later on, it’s better to get it thoroughly checked by professional Metal Roofing specialists after any kind of major storm.