Severe weather including is back in the Denver area this Spring. Hail and wind storms may have damaged your roof and the exterior of your home. HomeGuard Restoration gets calls all of the time from people who noticed something wrong with their roof even months after the storm that actually did the damage.
Inspecting your roof and home exterior can identify small problems that can become big and expensive roof repairs in the future. If you see any of the signs below, call a local Denver roofing company to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. Reputable companies offer 100% free inspections of you roof, and the exterior of your home.
To help you we have included some of the top signs of roof damage. If you see any of these signs investigate further, and call a roofing expert.
1. Bent or folded roof shingles
If you have a cedar roof, you’ll have to get a closer look and see if you can find holes, or brittle and faded areas.
2. Dislodged shingles or roofing material
While it may be difficult to notice slightly dislodged roofing shingles from your street or yard, a quick trip up your ladder can reveal dislodged shingles that should be inspected immediately.
Buckling often occurs when a roof is not properly ventilated, or when new shingles are laid on top of old ones. If you see buckling in a few places, it is an indication that you may need a new roof.
4. Parts of shingles or roof in yard
Colorado wind storms can easily dislodge shingles. It’s one thing to find one shingle, and a completely different problem if you see several shingles, or parts of multiple shingles scattered around after a one of Denver’s common hail or wind storms.
Areas of discoloration on your roof might be caused by algae or moss on the roof shingles near small leaks. Moss and algae are both slick to the touch. As one of Denver’s top roofing contractors, we recommend that you contact a professional restoration company to inspect and treat this type of problem.
6. Sagging of internal ceiling
A sagging ceiling is sure fire sign of water damage caused by roof leaks. Even if you don’t have a sagging or damaged ceiling, you should check the attic after a heavy rain storm. This is where you will see damage first.
Even modest damage like a few bent roof shingles can result in significant damage to your home if water finds cracks to seep into your home. Instead of waiting for obvious signs of more severe roof damage, make time to inspect your home’s exterior. When you spot signs of possible damage call the local exterior renovation experts at HomeGuard Restoration for answers to your questions, and a free inspection of your home’s exterior.