Jody Jones: Should You Get Your Roof Inspected After a Storm?

I know that we have had a lot of strong winds and storms lately, but my roof looks like it’s ok. Should I get it inspected even if I don’t see any visible damage?

After any significant storm, it is always a good idea to have an inspection on your roof even if it is a close-up drone inspection. After a windstorm, you may not see missing shingles, but you may have wind damaged shingles. Those shingles will be the ones that are “flapping” in the wind, which causes a creasing in the shingle and ultimately tears as a result.

My company does not charge for inspections, which is great for individuals that would like to have peace of mind after a storm. Don’t wait until you see water coming into your house and staining your ceiling before making a call. One of my favorite things is to tell homeowners the exciting news that their roof is still in excellent condition. On the other hand, if it needs some attention, a solution will be offered.

Jody Jones is Founder and Co-Owner of Extreme Roofing & Construction. You can submit a roofing question to Jody for his weekly column by sending an email to [email protected]. Disclosure: Extreme Roofing & Construction is also an advertiser in The Gardendale News.