It doesn't take much severe weather to damage a roof, especially if your roof is older, has poor quality materials, or was installed incorrectly. High wind or hail can cause significant damage in very little time, and that damage isn't always obvious. We get a lot of calls from people who are concerned because they notice that their neighbors are getting new roofs, which makes them wonder if theirs are damaged tool. Often, they are! If you suspect that your roof may have storm damage, take a look at some of the tips below for identifying it, and call Donahue Roofing to have us evaluate it for you.
Storm Damaging Events
- High Winds Every thunderstorm is capable of producing straight line winds in short bursts, and that can damage a roof very quickly
- Hail It may seem obvious, but even small hail can damage weak or older roofs and gutters
- Tornadoes Also obvious, but remember, when a tornado passes through your area, it brings with it a lot of debris that can quickly cause significant damage, even if the tornado itself passes you by
- Trees An overhanging tree that drops limbs or large walnuts on your roof can easily damage it, especially during a storm
- Debris High winds can easily carry debris that can cause significant roof damage
How to Spot Storm Damage
You can always call Donahue Roofing and we'll send our professionals out to evaluate your roof for storm damage. If you would like to inspect your roof yourself, here are a few telltale signs of storm damage.
- Dents in the metal
- Chipped or missing paint
- Good news - if you have one of Donahue Roofing's 24 Gauge Standing Seam metal roofs installed, they are impervious to hail damage!
- Leaks inside the home or attic
- Dented shingles
- Broken or chipped edges on shingles
- Curled or uneven appearance of shingles (usually caused by high winds lifting the shingles)
- Missing granules (see picture)
- Missing shingles
- Excessive shingle granules in gutters and/or downspouts