Roof Damage, what to look for

Feb 23, 2023

Roof damage is something you want to have repaired quickly. The longer the roof has a leak or an issue performing 100% the more risk you have of damaging other parts of your home or business. It is a good idea to take a visual inspection of your roof, as best you can, a couple of times a year. We aren’t recommending you hop up to the highest point of your roof, but you can look at it from ground level and see if any shingles are missing or bent. For a full inspection, we recommend contacting a roofing contractor, like Tejas Roofworks. We provide a free, full inspection of your roof.

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If you have roof damage, it is important to take immediate action to prevent further damage to your home or business Here are some things to look for when assessing roof damage:

  1. Visible Damage: Look for any visible signs of damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, cracked or broken tiles, or dented or bent metal. These are all signs that your roof has sustained damage and needs to be repaired or replaced.
  2. Leaks: Look for any signs of leaks, such as water stains on the ceiling or walls. Roof leaks can be caused by a variety of issues, including missing flashing missing shingles and other damaged roof components. If you notice any leaks, it is important to have them repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
  3. Sagging Roof: Check for any areas of your roof that appear to be sagging or drooping. This can indicate structural damage to your roof and should be inspected by a professional immediately.
  4. Age of the Roof: If your roof is over 20 years old, it is more likely to have sustained damage and may need to be replaced. Even if you don’t see any visible signs of damage, it is still a good idea to have a professional inspect your roof to ensure that it is in good condition.
  5. Storm Damage: Look for any signs of damage that may have been caused by a recent storm. High winds, hail, and heavy rain can all cause damage to a roof, and it is important to have the damage assessed and repaired as soon as possible.
  6. Damage to Gutters or Downspouts: Look for any damage to your gutters or downspouts. Damaged or clogged gutters and downspouts can cause water to back up and damage your roof.
  7. Sunlight in the Attic: Check your attic for any sunlight coming through the roof. Sunlight in the attic can indicate that your roof is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced.
A damaged roof is a serious problem. The rest of your property is at risk if you have any roof damage. Sometimes the damage is small and a simple repair will take care of the issue. Other situations may call for a full roof replacement due to the amount of damage. At Tejas Roofworks, we work with your insurance company to provide the best possible solution under your coverage. Contact us today for a free inspection of your roof.

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