When nature's in a bad mood your roof can suffer the effects - check for any storm damage to make sure it keeps out the rain.Rain-water leaking through your roof can cause serious structural problems to your home. Tackle any storm damage with the checklist below, and if the storm has caused flooding, see our section on Fire & Flood Restoration
Roof repairs can be dangerous, so if the damage is fairly severe you're best to call in a professional Roofer.
What should I look out for?
Keep your eye out for:
- Roof shingles that may be torn or missing
- Exposed fibreglass in asphalt shingles
- Dented metal roof vents
- Missing metal roof panels
- Tiles that are cracked, out of place or missing
- Dripping water or damp areas caused by leaks through the roof deck into the attic
How can I check for damage?
It's not a good idea to climb onto the roof surface as it may be structurally unstable after a storm. A safe way to check for possible damage is to survey the roof using binoculars or field glasses. Try to get as close to the roof as possible either by using a ladder or ascending an adjacent building. If in doubt, call in an All Trades professional to make sure everything is as it should be.What should I do to repair the roof damage?
- Take steps to protect the contents below any leaks by laying plastic sheeting underneath.
- Check roof drains and scuppers to be sure they aren't blocked up.
For this type of repair, we recommend you get a professional in rather than DIY.