With snow and ice storms expected to hit the Northeast over the next few months, Rhode Island Slate Roofing had decided to share some tips on how to inspect your roof for any damage. Older roofs are more likely to see damage caused by these types of storms, but new roofs can also have damage to them. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts we also see older tress cause damage to roofs. As we covered in a previous post, make sure to get those taken care of during the Fall.
After a snow, ice, or wind storm pasts your property take these steps to inspect your roof:
Start with your attic. If you see any sunlight showing through the interior, this could be an indication of holes that need serious repair. Use a flashlight to inspect the inside of your roof. Be on the look out for dark stains or streaks that could be caused by moisture. If you see no issues, move on to the next step.
From the ground level you should be able to get a pretty full look. Be on the look out for missing shingles that could be flown over your property. See if there are any cracked or curled shingles caused by ice or high winds. Inspect your flashing, the metal strips that seal parts of the roof, if any is detached or curling, that will cause future issues.
If you do find any of these issues, take note of them and call Rhode Island Slate Roofing. By repairing damage caused by winter storms, you’ll save yourself considerable money in repair bills later on down the line.