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Roofing Tips, Tricks and Ideas

How to Check your Roof for Storm Damage

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If you're a homeowner, then you know that keeping your home in good condition is important. A big part of that is making sure that your roof is in good shape.

Unfortunately, all it takes is one bad storm to damage your roof and cause expensive repairs. But don't worry - if you know how to check your roof for storm damage, then you can catch any problems before they get out of hand.

Shingle Roofs

Strong storms can cause extensive damage to shingle roofs. Loose, cracked, or broken shingles are especially vulnerable. If you see any bubbling or blistering on a shingle, it means the shingle is wet and should be replaced right away to avoid leaks or further damage. Shingles can also be damaged by high winds, hail, and tree limbs. Inspecting your shingle roof for damage after the storm and repairing or replacing damaged shingles will help to extend the life of your roof and prevent costly repairs down the road.

Tile Roofs

The sound of rain pattering against a tile roof is one of the most relaxing noises imaginable. However, when that sound is accompanied by the knowledge that your roof might not be able to withstand the storm, it quickly loses its appeal.

One of the most common problems during storms is damaged or missing tiles.

While tiles are designed to be durable, they can still be broken or torn away by high winds. Look for any damaged or missing tiles, as well as any separation between tiles where water might seep in. In particularly severe storms with high winds, edge tiles could become separated and fly off. By taking these simple precautions, you can help to ensure that your home stays safe and dry during even the worst weather.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are a wise investment for any home or business owner. Not only are they highly durable, but they also offer excellent protection against the elements. However, like any other type of roof, metal roofs can be damaged by severe weather.

When inspecting a metal roof for storm damage, look for dents, rusting, and gaps between panels. If you see any of these signs of damage, it's important to have a professional assess the roof to determine if repairs or replacement is necessary. By taking care of your metal roof, you can ensure that it will provide long-lasting protection.

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are generally made out of waterproof materials, so they're less likely to suffer water damage than sloped roofs. However, that doesn't mean they're immune to damage in severe storms. 

Pools of water, indentations, and tears in seams can all allow water to seep in and cause damage over time. It's important to inspect your flat roof regularly for signs of storm damage, and to make repairs as soon as possible to prevent further damage. 

Storm Damage Repair

No one likes dealing with the aftermath of a storm, but it's important to make sure your home stays dry. That's where Pickard Roofing comes in. We're a team of roofing professionals who are dedicated to helping you repair any storm damage to your roof. We'll work quickly and efficiently to make sure your roof is back in tip-top shape. And, because we're a local Raleigh company, we know all about the type of damage that storms can cause in the Triangle. So, you can rest assured that we're the best team for the job. Contact us today to get started on your storm damage repair.

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At Pickard Roofing, we think Design. Craft. Renew. We are experienced in all types of roofing systems- and provide the right roofing design and selective craftsmanship for renewing our customer’s assets. We invite sustainable building customers to give us a call for your free evaluation. For over 90 years Pickard Roofing Company has installed countless metal, tile, slate, TPO, EPDM, and all types of shingle roofing in the Triangle. Our services include residential, commercial, custom architectural metal fabrication, and historical renovation.