With the recent storm taking hold of the UK, getting to sleep through the roaring wind and rain has been a struggle. And today, we’ve been answering call after call from customers looking for help in repairing roof damage caused by storm Eunice.
This blog is written you know what to do when a storm damages your roof. If you find you have a problem, we’re more than happy to come out to fix any missing tiles or solve roofing issues caused by the recent high winds.
Plus, we’re a small family-run business so our affordable prices will blow you away!
Common Roof Damage from Storms
If you’re worried about the recent high winds damaging your roof then it might be a good idea to give your property the once over. Fallen branches, rain and high winds can all compromise the integrity of your roof, so it’s important to know what to look out for after a storm.
Here are some common roofing problems caused by storms:
- Water leaking from your roof or ceiling
- Damage to gutters, vents and flashing
- Cracked or broken roof tiles and slates
- Dented and missing shingles
- A hole in the roof
It’s also a good idea to inspect the inside of the property too. Look for water spots in the ceiling or any electrical issues.
Sometimes storm damage can be subtle – it just takes a small crack in a roof tile to let in water. Once water gets in, it can lead to all sorts of issues. So, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
It’s important to remember that the large majority of roof damage is usually just missing or broken tiles. And that’s something that can be solved without much fuss at all.
Watch the video below to see Phil Dalton discuss replacing broken roof tiles and how efficient the process can be.
5 Tips to Check for Storm Damage to Your Roof
You needn’t head onto the roof to check for storm damage. You can inspect it from the ground, although, a pair of binoculars might come in handy!
Here are some tips for how to look for storm damage to your roof:
- Check for any signs of damage on the ground, such as fallen tiles, shingles and guttering that could have come from your roof.
- Look for damage to flashing around skylights and chimneys, and look out for damp walls near the chimney breast.
- It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for loose branches on the roof and ground, especially if a nearby tree has been felled in the wind.
- Inspect your attic for signs of damage. Look for any light coming in and signs of water along the beams and ceiling.
- Check the outside walls and siding for dents and cracks caused by large hail, debris or litter flying around in the storm’s high winds.
Of course, you can always call a professional to inspect your property! Watch the video below to see the Dalton Roofing Rapid Response Team in action and find what services we offer in times of need!
So, that’s for now. If you’re worried about damage to your roof in the storm, simply follow the advice above. And if you find a problem, you can be sure the Dalton Roofing team will get it sorted for you.