Your roofing system is designed to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. However, even the most expensive roof that money can buy will not be completely indestructible. That is why it is important for homeowners to be able to determine whether or not their roof has sustained damage after a severe weather event. To help you on that end, here are three telltale signs that can tell you if your roof has sustained damage due to a storm.
1. Missing Shingles
This may seem pretty obvious but it is still worth mentioning. Storms can bring winds that can go over 75 miles per hour. If your shingles are already cracked or peeling to begin with, they are at major risk to get blown off once wind speeds exceed 50 miles per hour.
2. Granule Loss
While granule loss in asphalt shingle roofing is pretty common for a newly installed roof, with storm damage, they usually exhibit a horizontal pattern. This indicates where the shingle seal may have broken and is caused by shingles flapping in the wind and coming into contact with other surfaces.
3. Water Infiltration
Last but definitely not least is water infiltration. Most visible leaks that spring up all of a sudden are the direct result of wind damage during a storm. This tells you that both your shingles and underlayment are compromised which is why it is important to inspect your attic as well as other upper rooms in your house immediately after a storm.
If you are in need of a local roofer with a strong focus on workmanship and customer service, then be sure to give Willi Roofing Services a call at (512) 394-8234 to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment with one of our experts. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Round Rock, TX, as well as its surrounding areas.