New Jersey experiences its share of storms, from thunderstorms with strong winds to heavy snows in winter, and the roof is your home’s first line of defense. If your home has been through a recent storm, you need to ensure your roof is intact and properly protecting your home. But how can you tell if your roof has experienced damage?
Lifted or Displaced Shingles— From the ground, walk the exterior of your home and look for lifted, curled, or displaced shingles. Shingles can be lifted and curled due to strong winds. Loose shingles should be hammered back into place.
Missing Shingles— While you walk your exterior, if you notice missing shingles on the ground around your home, you should contact a professional for roofing help immediately.
Cracks or Dents— Use a ladder to climb onto your roof for a closer inspection of your shingles. Look for cracks or noticeable dents on their surface, which hail can often cause. If the asphalt is patchy, it can also indicate damage.
Interior Leaks or Roof Stains— Watch for signs inside your home as well. Attic leaks or ceiling stains mean water is making its way into your home from above. It could indicate your roof needs a repair.
Utilize all proper safety precautions before climbing onto your roof, or contact a professional for a roof inspection. Keeping your roof in top shape and protected from water intrusion will help extend the life and durability of your home. Our Lifetime Exteriors team can help. Contact us for a roof inspection today.