Detecting hidden roof damage is pretty easy, but many people don't know how to do it. Here are some tips to learn when and how to look for these damages.
Which are the problems and dangers of hidden roof damage?
When to expect roof damage?
1- Old roof
2- After hail or wind storm
3- During the installation of a new roof
How to detect hidden roof damage?
Inspecting your roof and house
- Look at the outside of the building and notice any areas that appear faded or have become discolored. This can be caused by water leakage or hail damage.
- Inspect the structure's structural members such as beams and trusses for signs of rot and decay.
- Check for cracks in the shingles and flashing around windows to see if they have lifted up from moisture buildup within your home.
- Try checking the attic for moisture or leaks.
Use all your senses
Look at the particular areas of your roof
Things you can check
Visible damage, such as a sunken roof, missing shingles, visible leaks, etc., are easy to detect. Since hidden damage is more difficult to notice, you should look for problem triggers, that is, problems that can generate other problems. Here are some things you can check at home to avoid future problems:
Lights in the Attic
What can I do if roof damage is found?
- You find hidden damage.
- You’re not sure, but you think there might be damage.
- You’ve had your gutters clogged for a long time. You can clean them yourself or call a professional to clean them and take a look at the ceiling for damage.
Kind regards from the Moriarty Roofing Family.