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How to Inspect Your Roof After a Wind Storm and Why It’s Important

Apr 4, 2023 | Blog, Central Indiana, Roof Inspections, Storm Damage

When a major storm passes through Central Indiana you may find yourself feeling stressed and confused with a lot of questions:

Is my home safe?

How can I tell?

What should I do next?

Once a storm has passed, and it’s safe to venture outdoors, you can do a self-inspection of your roof and siding to find out if any damage has occurred. Take pictures or videos of what you find. If there were high winds or hail you may find dangerous debris like nails, broken wood, and bits of glass on your property, so be careful as you do the inspection! 

The next step you’ll want to take is to call the experts at Rojas Roofing in Noblesville.  Keep our phone number near so we can discuss what you find, and what course of action needs to be addressed. If the damage is substantial, it is best to make any necessary repairs as soon as possible, before the next windstorm makes its appearance.  

As an overview, what are the things that you can do as a self-inspection process for your home? 

  • Safely walk through your property, looking for shingles that have fallen off your roof and are in the yard. This is an indication that your roof has become compromised. 
  • As you view your roofline, can you see where those shingles may have come from? Look for areas of missing shingles or shingles that have become bent, curled, or upright. 
  • Do you notice any limbs from nearby trees, or extra debris resting on your rooftop? These items will need to be removed as soon as possible. The areas underneath will need to be inspected for damage. 
  • Inspect your vinyl siding. Are there areas of damage such as puncture holes or siding that have come loose?

As always, be safe after a storm has passed through, and give Rojas Roofing a call if you have any questions or concerns.  Remember, it’s always best to play it safe and schedule a professional inspection with Rojas after any major weather event in Central Indiana!