7 SIGNS YOU NEED A ROOF INSPECTION AFTER A STORM
Hurricane and tropical storm seasons are upon us, and if there’s one thing we know here in South Louisiana, it’s storms. But did you know that it doesn’t have to be a major storm for your roof to take a direct hit?
WHEN SHOULD YOU GET YOUR ROOF INSPECTED AFTER A STORM?
seven signs that indicate it’s time for professional roof inspection:
MISSING OR DAMAGED SHINGLES
Missing roof shingles can cause problems with water penetration, and it’s essential to get them fixed as soon as possible – especially if you live here in Louisiana, where we are vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricane-force winds.
PROBLEMS WITH GUTTERS
Heavy rain from thunderstorms will carry debris into your gutter system, clogging them up with dirt and other materials until they overflow onto the ground below and cause invisible damage on the inside of your home.
MOISTURE IN YOUR ATTIC
The higher humidity can lead to an increased risk of water penetration into your ceiling through unseen cracks and holes in your roof.
WARPED RAFTERS IN YOUR ATTIC
If you notice wet or warped rafters when inspecting your home’s attic, you may need your roofing materials replaced or its structure repaired.
STAINED CEILINGS OR WALLS
After any storm, take some extra time to closely examine your ceilings and top corners of walls in rooms on your home’s upper stories for tiny spots that may be easy to overlook. It is best to address them before they develop into something more problematic.
If staining persists after checking all roof penetrations through windows from inside the attic, there could be an issue with ceiling joists that support rafters in your home’s attic space; these issues should be addressed by professionals before more costly repairs take place.
PEELING PAINT NEAR ROOFLINE
If you notice blistering or peeling paint near the roofline, it is typically a sign of gradual humidity buildup that results from poor ventilation.
If you notice paint peeling near your rooflines, it is likely a sign that your roof needs repairs.
DO YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL ROOF INSPECTION AFTER A STORM?
We offer free roof inspections to help homeowners determine if their roofs have sustained damage. This service is available for residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and surrounding areas.