Your roof could suffer minor to major damage if rain, hail or snow impacts it. Minor issues are particularly tricky because they can evolve into bigger problems if you fail to spot them early. Here are some signs of roof damage that could be easily missed without the help of roofing professionals.
Hail usually hits the flashing, which is the thin metal next to your chimneys and skylights. Look for dents in the flashing and address them immediately to prevent the issue from affecting the roof membrane and causing leaks.
According to roofing experts, wet insulation indicates material damage. This usually happens when water seeps through damaged materials, saturating the insulation. It’s easy to miss wet insulation because most homeowners only observe their roofs from their yard and not up close. Nevertheless, do not attempt to climb to your roof all by yourself. Make sure to hire a professional to perform roof inspection.
If you notice rust-colored water stains on your ceiling, these could indicate a roof leak. The damp insulation could be dripping, soaking the ceiling boards. In this case, you should call a roofing company to fix the source of the leak.
Loose or Missing Shingles
After a windstorm, missing shingles are a sure sign of roof damage. Strong winds can lift shingles and loosen roofing nails, causing some shingles to get dislodged. Loose shingles are also a common result of storms, but they may not be easy to detect.
The impact of hailstones on roofing can cause small blisters to appear on shingles. These blisters can spread and weaken your roof over time if you leave them unattended.
Quality Assurance Roofing guarantees only the best roof repair and replacement services. Call us today at (479) 239-5469 (Roger, AR) or (417) 799-7889 (Branson West, MO). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Roger and Springdale, AR, and Branson, MO.