Post-hurricane roof inspections are crucial in determining the current state of your roofing. Reputable roofing contractor Carolina Custom Exteriors recommends checking these four specific areas if you want to ensure your roof didn’t sustain any damage during the storm.
You can use a pair of binoculars to do a visual check of your roofing. If you’re using a ladder, make sure it’s stable and leaning against the eaves. Your safety is of utmost importance. If you don’t have anyone to look out for you while you climb the roof, better call a professional to conduct the inspection for you.
During the inspection, watch out for missing shingles. Pay close attention to the lower section as well. Try to see if it has been blown upward; this is usually an indication of roof damage. Carry out roof repair immediately, if necessary.
High winds can sometimes cause the flashing to be displaced or pulled away from the wall. When this happens, water is able to penetrate the roof deck or attic. In this case, it would be best to replace the damaged flashing.
Ensure the gutters are secured to the eaves. Look out for cracks or leaks as these could eventually affect the performance of your gutter system.
Don’t forget about your attic too. Watch out for leaks and find wet areas on the underside of the roof sheathing or on the walls. If you see signs of leaks, identify the roof damage from the outside.
Carolina Custom Exteriors has been in the industry since 1996. We take pride in being a highly trusted roofing and siding contractor, so we ensure top-notch workmanship in every single project we handle. To learn more about our services, call us at (828) 202-9988 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Asheville, NC, and nearby areas.