Vancouver rain, wind and hail cause storm damage to your roof shingles that could lead to problems in your house starting soon after the storm or potentially months down the line. These troublesome weather patterns are likely to arrive in the fall and winter in Vancouver, so now is the time to learn what damage you should look for on your roof after a storm.
How can you tell if your roof has been damaged?
Before you get too ahead of yourself with wanting to scope out the situation for yourself, you should keep in mind that getting up on your roof after a storm is very dangerous. Your shingles will likely be slippery and the structure of your roof in general may be not as strong as it is otherwise. Climbing up onto your roof in this case is a job that is best left for a professional roofing contractor. So, what can you do after a storm as the homeowner to inspect your roof?
A visual inspection of your shingles can provide you will a lot of useful information. If you have experienced a wind storm recently, be on the lookout for shingles that have become curled or lifted, due to the wind having broken the seal that kept them in place. You may also see spots on your roof where shingles have been completely torn off the roof’s underlayment, especially if particularly high winds have occurred. Hail storms may leave behind pockmarks or even dents on your shingles that you should look for, too. This damage in particular can lessen the shingles’ ability to be protective of further damage from rain and the sun.
What about hidden damage?
Not all damage from a wind storm will be visible to you, until you do a further inspection looking for water stains and for damage on your roofing accessories. This means you should check your ceilings, light fixtures and attic for stains, and inspect whether your roof vents and gutters have dents or other damage.
Once you’ve done these thorough inspections, contact Kanga Roofing for a free quote for a repair or replacement. Our Vancouver roofers have the experience and customer service needed to get the job done right.