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Roofing Tips, Tricks and Ideas

Restoring Your Roof After a Storm

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North Carolina is famous for its unpredictable weather. Every year, roof damage caused by high winds and heavy rains is a common occurrence. Storms can leave even the most sturdily built roofs vulnerable to considerable damage. 

Fortunately, many of these damaged areas can be repaired or restored relatively quickly with some professional guidance and effort. 

If you recently experienced a storm in your area and suspect that your roof has been affected by wind, heavy rain, hail, or other inclement weather conditions, this guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to safely restore the integrity of your roof so you can avoid any further damage or costly repairs down the line.

Roof damage can be hard to see

Roof damage can often be difficult to detect, especially after a storm. However, there are a few things you can look for in order to determine if your roof has been damaged.

One of the most common indicators is missing or damaged shingles. If you notice any shingles lying on the ground, it is likely that your roof has been damaged.

You can also check for water stains on the ceilings inside your home. If you see any water stains, it could mean that there is a leak in your roof.

Other signs of roof damage include buckling or warping of the roof decking and granule loss from the shingles.

If you suspect that your roof has been damaged, it is important to have it inspected by a professional. A qualified roofing contractor will be able to identify any damage and make the necessary repairs.

Hail damage

If your roof is pockmarked or dented in any way, then hail may have hit the roof during the storm. Though hard to detect, hail damage can be devastating if not addressed soon enough. To ensure that you're protected from further harm and financial loss, call in a professional who can inspect the severity of the damage and determine whether repair or replacement is necessary. Check for displaced shingles as well as water infiltration in the attic to see how extensive the destruction might be.

Wind damage

Wind can cause roof damage in a few different ways. High winds can sometimes lift up roof shingles and even remove them from the roof altogether. If you see missing or displaced shingles, it is likely that your roof has been damaged by wind. Wind-driven rain can also force its way through gaps in the roof and create leaks. If you notice water spots on the roof deck or ceiling, then it is likely that wind-driven rain has infiltrated your roof.

Water damage

Water damage can be a serious issue, and it's often an indicator of roof damage. If you notice any leaks, stains, or wet spots on your ceilings or walls, it's important to investigate and repair the roof as soon as possible. Water damage can lead to mold growth and structural damage.

Call a professional roofing contractor

If you suspect roof damage, it's important to call in a roofing contractor as soon as possible. A roofer will be able to inspect the roof and identify any areas that need repairs or replacement. They can also fix any issues quickly and efficiently so that your roof is restored to its original condition as soon as possible.

Once the roof has been repaired or replaced, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance and inspections. This will help ensure that your roof remains in good condition for years to come.


Roof damage can be hard to detect and repair, but a little knowledge can go a long way toward protecting your home from the elements. If you suspect roof damage, be sure to inspect it thoroughly and call in a roofing professional as soon as possible. Regular roof maintenance and inspections can help ensure that your roof remains in top shape for many years to come.

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