Post-Hurricane Roofing Issues

The most active hurricane month is literally right around the corner, so there’s no better time than now to be aware of what is going on in the news. With social media, it’s easier than ever to follow a hurricane approaching the east coast. While your roof may be ready to take on high wind and damaging rain, that doesn’t mean it will be in tip-top shape after one. Below are common post-hurricane roofing issues that could happen to your home:

Loose, Damaged & Missing Shingles

The high winds and damaging rain that comes with tropical storms and hurricanes can wreak havoc on your roof. Your shingles can take a beating from flying debris and can even be blown off completely. When that happens, your home becomes extremely vulnerable to leaks and other issues. It’s important to have a licensed roofing contractor like Carolina Custom Contractors inspect your roof after the storm to figure out a plan of attack.

Stop The Leak

As we mentioned, loose and missing shingles can lead to leaks. Hard rain can exploit existing cracks in your roof and make things worse. Once the storm passes, we recommend inspecting your attic for leaks as well as water damage. Stains on the walls or ceiling can be a sign of a leak. To prevent further leaking and damage to your home, hire a roofing company like Carolina Custom Contractors to come out and repair your roof.

Unclog Your Gutters

It’s an understatement to say that hurricanes and tropical storms stir up debris. After a big storm, you will see branches of all shapes and sizes, leaves, building materials and much more all over the place. A lot of build-up forms in your gutters, which causes a back-up in your gutters which can lead to water damage inside of your home. After the storm, safely climb a ladder to your roof line and clean out your gutters. Grab your hose and shoot some water down your downspouts to ensure a good flow.