Are There Ways to Tell if Your Roof Was Damaged in a Storm?

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Homes & neighborhoods houses covered with snow after cold winter snow storm

A storm has ravaged your neighborhood and, naturally, you’re concerned that your roof has sustained damage. Everything from large branches resting on homes to mangled shingles strewn all about can be found in the wake of a storm. If there is damage, you’ll need to contact insurance and a roofing company etc., so you want to know how you can be sure if there’s damage or not. While there’s no firm answer, there are some things you can keep an eye out for! 

Does Anything Stand Out?

It is absolutely possible–even probable–that you’ll be able to see the damage with your own two eyes from the ground. It’s likely that you won’t have to look far if there is damage either. Keep an eye out for the following: 

  • Water marks on the ceiling that were not there before
  • Severely damaged or missing shingles
  • Shingles laying in the yard or street 
  • Wet walls 
  • Newly peeling paint on interior walls 
  • Flashing that has broken or sustained damage 
  • Water-related problems around the home such as leaks 
  • Trees or tree branches on the roof 

All of these things will be surefire signs that you should have a professional come out and take a look and assess the damage. They’ll also know exactly how to fix whatever the problem is, so you can be sure it gets taken care of. 

Take a Closer Look

Assuming you are not a professional given you’re on this page, we want you to be very cautious doing anything that involves you being on your roof. It can be unstable with loose shingles and rot, and we don’t want you to get hurt up there. Leave anything you are not equipped for to the professionals. Luckily, there are still a few things you can take note of from the ground, you just have to know what to look for. Some other signs of damage include:

  • The buildup of shingle granules 
  • Dings, dents and chips on roofing shingles 
  • Flashing and sealant with damage 
  • Water damage within the attic

Let Us Take Care of It

There are times when things are just better left to the professionals, especially when it’s something that could put you in danger. You want to be sure that all damage is accounted for and taken care of to be certain that your loved ones and belongings are safe under your roof. When you allow an expert to handle your roofing needs, you’ll rest easy knowing everything is taken care of properly. Your roof will be prepared for any inclement weather thrown its way with American Elite’s roofing services. 

If we do find that your roof has sustained damage, we’re prepared to assist you in your insurance claims process with our Public Insurance Adjusters. All your roofing needs are handled with American Elite. 

Contact us today to get your roof checked out by true professionals.

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