When most homeowners think of roofing shingles, they think of asphalt shingles – the most common type of shingles in America. Asphalt shingles are made of asphalt reinforced with fiberglass and are coated with small metallic surface granules that protect roofs from the sun’s UV rays, which speeds deterioration. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles.
Asphalt shingles can sustain serious damage during severe storms, such as hurricanes and tornados. Damaged asphalt shingles require immediate repair or replacement; otherwise, your roof risks sustaining further damage and you risk damaging the frame and interior of your home.
It may be difficult to self-assess any damage your roof may have sustained after a storm. Below is a list of things to look for after the storm has cleared and it is safe for you to climb onto your roof:
1) Missing or loose shingles;
2) Broken or dented asphalt shingles;
3) Missing granules or granules collecting in your gutters or downspouts;
4) Leaks or wet (brown) spots on your ceiling; and
5) Dents in your roof vents, gutters, and/or flashing.
Always take precautions when climbing onto your roof; especially, after a severe storm. If you suspect your roof may have sustained any of the aforementioned damage, contact us for a no-cost roof inspection. We are a professional, licensed, A+ rated roofing company and we can assess and assist with any storm damage.
It is important to have a local, experienced roofer in your corner when it comes to storm damage. We live and work in your area and understand how Florida weather can damage your home. Call us today!