South Texas storms can get pretty nasty. In fact, Houston residents experienced an estimated $128 billion dollars worth of storm damage from hurricane Harvey. This does not include surrounding cities, towns, and municipalities like Sealy, La Grange, or Katy. So how do homeowners deal with the damage dealt? At Houser Roofing, we’re here to help you assess, suggest, and repair your metal roofing. In this post, we’ll give you a checklist of sorts to follow in order to assess your own roof, or at least double check a free roof inspection you’ve called, to ensure you know the state and integrity of your roof.
Expert Storm Repair Checklist
As a homeowner, your house is more than an empty shell. It is a home full of memories and moments you want to cherish forever. So when a storm comes through your area, it’s vital that you protect your home and repair it as soon as possible, if needed. Here is a quick checklist on what to look for when assessing your roof for storm damage:
#1. General Roof Damage
You want to inspect all components of your roof. The shingles, trim, flashing, caulking, nails, and more. Your objective is to find roofing damage that poses concerns. Ripped shingles or metal panels, detached screws or nails, and bent or missing flashing are all pieces of damage that need to be repaired. Consider looking for missing components, too.
#2. Windows, Window Casings, Window Sills
Although this is not a part of your roof, unless you have a second or third floor, it’s important to check your windows. A leak from your roof may find its way behind your window, which leads into your home.
#3. Air Conditioning Unit, Chimney, Skylights
Any roof features or appliances need to be checked thoroughly. The flashing or caulking may have been damaged to the point of allowing a leak. In fact, roof damage typically occurs weeks or months after a storm. The wind, hail, and rain can do just enough damage to get a leak started, and over time that leak can turn into a huge problem.
#4. Water Spots
Check the interior and exterior of your home, mainly the roof, ceiling, and walls for water spots. These will gradually show over time. In most cases, water spots do not appear until a few days to weeks after a storm, seeing that the water must do enough damage before showing signs of it.
#5 – Your Foundation
It is possible for a roof leak to make it all the way down to your foundation, whether in your basement or crawl space. Water can travel between your siding and exterior wall, or worse, between your interior walls and framing. No matter, check your foundation for water spots, puddles, or even flooding.
Need A Storm Repair Expert For Your Roof?
Houser Roofing has been serving South Texas, specifically Sealy, Katy, and La Grange for years. Our mission is to deliver top-tier roofing services like repair, replacement, and installation to all of our local residents and business owners. When you choose House Roofing, you get only the best. Contact us today for a free roof inspection.