Importance of Roof Inspections After a Storm

Severe storms can do a lot of damage to your roof. So it is very important to inspect the roof and assess its condition to check the amount of damage it has taken. When you do this right after the storm, you can prevent the many issues that can arise from structural weakness and water leaks.

When there is high wind

Or if you have experienced a storm with hailstones, it can cause the roof tiles to crack or break. Sometimes they can become displaced. So you need to inspect the roof for any visible damage and if you see that there are broken or missing tiles you can contact Rob from Outlast Roof Restorations to come take a look at your roof and carry out the relevant repairs. If you ignore broken or missing tiles, it can cause water to seep inside. However, you can prevent this by acting quickly and repairing the tiles immediately. There is also a lot of debris accumulated on the roof after a storm such as leaves, branches etc. And you need to remove this as it can clog your gutters and downspouts. When these are blocked, it can lead to water backing up.  And if debris is left on the roof for a long time, it can create a favourable environment for mould and algae to grow which can further damage the roof. Issues related to drainage can be prevented when you clean the roof regularly including after storms.

Sometimes

There can be standing water on the roof surface which can seep into cracks on the roof if left for long. And this can cause moisture damage, When a moist environment is created by standing water and water seepage, you will see mould growing on the roof. This can pose a serious health risk. Mould can quickly spread to other parts of the roof and weaken the structural integrity of the roof as well. You need to have a professional inspect the roof thoroughly to check whether water is accumulating anywhere or whether there are areas of high moisture. By identifying these areas and repairing them you can prevent mould growth. And this will help contribute to a healthy living environment as well.

The waterproofing of your roof

Can be compromised after a storm and there can be leaks occurring as a result of this. Any areas that have been penetrated by water can be identified with a roof inspection. This can be damaged sealants, flashing or shingles. It is very important to identify leaks early so that you can minimise the damage they cause as much as possible. A water leak can damage your home interior significantly affecting the insulation, walls and ceilings. The structural integrity of the roof has to be evaluated after a rough storm especially if there was flying debris. Some of the damage you may see will be weakened trusses, sagging sections on the roof and damage to support beams. You should always prioritise safety when inspecting the roof after a storm as wet surfaces can be incredibly slippery. It is best to let a professional handle this as they have the right equipment and have a good grasp of safe techniques.

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