If you have recently stumbled upon shingles in your yard while enjoying the nice weather, it can be a stress-inducing discovery. Depending on the size and pitch of your roof, trying to determine if the shingles belong to your home or not can sometimes be difficult. With the recent high winds, vulnerable shingles can become completely dislodged from the rooftop. If you have recently found a few shingles on your property, read on to learn about a few steps you should take to ensure your roof is ready for the spring and summertime storms.
Keep an Eye Out for Additional Roofing Debris
The high winds and storms that the Midwest can experience during the spring can be powerful. Even if you have only found one shingle in your yard, chances are more than one has come off during the latest storm front. It’s important to keep an eye out for nails or other metal roofing components that could have also blown off during the storm.
If the recent high winds were powerful enough to take a few shingles off, it’s important to also evaluate your gutters and downspouts to ensure every aspect of the system is still connected and draining properly. If your gutters are not functioning properly and the issue is left untreated, your home can quickly become vulnerable to exterior and interior water damage.
Check the Interior of Your Home for Leaks
If a few shingles have recently come off of your roof, it’s essential to take a good look at the interior of your home to see if you can find any obvious signs of a leak or draft. The first place you should check is your attic. Using a flashlight, review the decking of the roof and rafters for wet spots. If you notice a musty smell or find mold, chances are you have had a vulnerable spot on your roof for a while.
If the water leak becomes advanced, it can create a number of issues including:
- Bubbled paint or peeling wallpaper
- Warped walls and flooring
- Water stains on the ceiling and flooring
Contact a Roofing Company
If your roof or gutters have become compromised after the recent high winds, Exterior Remodel and Design is here to help! Our experienced roofers will install, replace, and repair any type of roofing or gutter system you may have.
Exterior Remodel & Design has become a well-trusted name when it comes to roofing in Omaha. We are willing to work with our customers and always take pride in doing a job the right way. Call Exterior Remodel and Design Roofing today to get a fast, free estimate from the most trusted roofers in Omaha. As Omaha’s most trusted roofing contractors, you can count on us for craftsmanship unmatched by other roofing companies in the area. Contact us by phone at (402) 861-0000, by email, or by contact form.