Whilst you may not immediately notice the effects of a storm inside your home, your roof may have sustained serious damage. Therefore, after a heavy storm you should, firstly, make sure your home and the surrounding environment are safe from hazards, and secondly, inspect your roof for signs of damage.
When checking your roof for potential damage, you should look for:
- exposed structural beams
- broken or damaged roofing materials i.e. chipped or cracked tiles
- displaced or lifted metal sheets
- missing flashing
- loose nails, fasteners, or sealant
- fallen or leaking guttering
- fallen tree branches or other debris
Any one of these indicators can signify a problem that may cause further damage to your home and should be dealt with as soon as possible.
We recommend assessing your roof from the ground, if possible, before climbing onto the surface of your roof which may have become unstable and dangerous due to damage caused by the storm.
If you have any concerns about accessing your roof, you should have a professional roofing provider conduct an inspection to determine the extent of the damage.