It’s no secret. Connecticut is susceptible to severe weather, especially in the winter. Strong wind, snow, heavy rainfall, and hail storms can greatly damage our roofs. Which is why the National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners schedule professional roof inspections. It’s best to have inspections done in both the spring and the fall seasons. Conducting an inspection before winter hits ensures that your roof will be able to withstand storms. A second inspection after the winter can assess for any minor damage done during storms. This minor damage often goes unnoticed before an inspection. Therefore, having your roof regularly inspected extends the life of your roof, saving you money in the long run.
After a major weather event, such as a hail storm, there are a few signs of damage you can look for yourself. Watch for large debris on the roof such as tree branches. Insurance loss adjusters commonly note that the most significant storm damage is from large material blown onto roofs during storms. Furthermore, make sure your gutters are still in place, and look for any missing or rusting metal flashing. Monitor for these things from your yard, because going on the roof is a dangerous task, especially during winter months. These are signs that, with a close eye, you will be able to see with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Water damage spots along the ceiling should also be carefully monitored and addressed with your local roofing professionals here at Knockout Roofing.