What Are The Signs Of Storm Damage?
After a storm has occurred in your area, you may be concerned whether your property has sustained any damage. One area that is prone to storm damage is your roof. Being completely open to the elements, it is no small wonder that roofs can sustain damage after a storm, which homeowners have to watch out for. In this article, we share with you more about the signs of storm damage.
Spotting the First Signs of Damage
If you are worried that your home has sustained storm damage, look out for the following signs both inside and outside your house:
- Ceilings with a “wet” appearance
- Damaged or missing shingles on your roof
- Mold growth on your walls or ceiling, which can be identified by a damp smell
- Peeling interior pain
- Any large branches that have fallen on the roof
- Leaks around the house
These are all signs that your property has sustained storm damage. To prevent the problem from worsening and posing a threat to your family’s health and safety, always consult a professional storm damage restoration technician as timely as possible.
Inspecting Your Roof
Besides the signs you should look out for above, you will also need to pay close attention to your roof. As the part of your house most exposed to the elements, it’s possible that your roof may have sustained a level of damage. Below are some signs to watch out for:
- Shingle granules in your yard or on the surrounding grounds
- Water damage in your attic
- Damaged shingles, such as those with dents and chips
- Damaged sealant or flashing
If you spot any of the warning signs on your roof from the ground up, always keep in mind that you should not attempt to investigate this on your roof by yourself. It can be dangerous for individuals who have not undergone professional training to climb onto a damaged roof, as unstable shingles and other forms of damage can result in possible trips and falls. When that is the case, getting a professional in is the best course of action to mitigate any additional damage to your roof as well as keep yourself safe.
Let SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan/Financial District Assist You with Storm Damage Restoration
After your property has sustained damage by a storm, a timely response is necessary to reduce secondary damage and the costs that can come out of restoration. At SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan/Financial District, our team is always ready to respond to any emergency, day or night. When you get in touch with us, we will get to your property promptly to assess the situation and provide the restoration services you need. Our specialized equipment enables us to get the job done efficiently and restore your home to the condition it was in before. If you require more information about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us today.