Strong winds can cause damage to your roof, even without rain, snow or hail. Winds can develop stress points along your roof, which can eventually compromise the structure over years of pressure. Maintaining your roof and replacing fallen shingles is crucial to immediately protecting the interior of your home, but having your roof inspected at least twice per year can prevent further structural damage.
Checking for Roof Damage
After a substantial windstorm, perform a visual inspection of your roof outside. Look for any shingles that have suffered damage or missing. Damaged shingles could be torn, cracked or curled along the edges. If any damage is localized, you may be able to just repair and replace your shingles. If the damage is more widespread, you will need to replace the entire roof. Make sure to inspect your chimney, gutters, ventilation pipes and any roof fencing for additional damage. Signs of this could be missing or damaged shingles, cracks in cement and sagging gutters. Your chimney may be leaning to one side and have noticeable tears.
After checking your home’s exterior, perform an indoor inspection for any damages. You may notice water stains on your walls and ceilings, indicating a leak somewhere in your roof. Make sure to check your attic for any openings, buckles or damp rafters. Openings in your roof could lead to a spike in energy costs due to heat loss.
Roof Inspections & Repairs in Western Massachusetts
If you suspect that your roof has suffered from wind damage, it is important to have it repaired immediately to prevent further structural damage to your home. If you need to have your roof inspected, contact Nor’easter Roofing! We will come to your home or business and conduct a comprehensive roof inspection before going over recommended repairs and service and our free estimate. Nor’easter Roofing has several roofing certifications. We can be reached at 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online contact form.