The weather this weekend certainly was not friendly to our homes! Did you have a chance to get out there and take a close look at your roof? Even if you are just looking from the street, it is easy to spot some of the damage that the strong rain that we experienced could have caused. If you have not determined if your roof was damaged, now is the time or you put your home at risk for a variety of problems, many of which can continue to escalate and cause more problems down the road.
The force of the rain that we experienced could very easily have damaged the flashing on your roof. If this is the case, you could begin to experience leaks inside your home. The problem is that you will not likely notice the leaks right away. The damage might appear slowly, but over time extensive damage could occur.
Do your gutters seem to be flowing less steadily than they did before? Chances are they are clogged from the rain. If you have not been able to clean your gutters or have them cleaned yet, you could still be dealing with debris from the winter clogging up your gutters. The weight of the rain that we just had could be enough to break your gutters altogether, making it necessary to have them inspected as soon as possible.
Sometimes hard rain and wind take parts of your roof right off. This might be difficult to see from the street, but if you can get a good view from the street, it might be obvious that something is amiss up there. If you are missing shingles, it is very likely that it will start leaking.
Why should you have your roof inspected after such harsh weather? Aside from the fact that you could be missing certain parts or have damaged materials is the risk of water inside your home. If the water sits long enough unnoticed, it could begin to turn into mold, which can be detrimental to the stability of your home as well as the health of you and your family members. Take a few minutes to take a walk around your home, getting a good view of the roof. If you are unable to or feel as if something is wrong – get a professional inspection; it could save your home from extensive damage.