Some roofing problems make a gradual appearance over time, such as deteriorating shingles, giving you the chance to react as new symptoms start to make an appearance. However, in some cases, roofing damage will show up so abruptly that it will take you a bit to fully understand what is going on. Most sudden roofing damage will happen during a storm or high winds and may even be accompanied by water raining down inside the house. Here are three telltale signs that your roof has sustained some pretty extensive damage during a storm.
Your door frames suddenly start pouring water.
When a major leak erupts overhead, one of the first places that water will start to show up inside of the house is in and around the door frames. This is because water will travel through the path of least resistance, which is usually between the walls. If during a major rain or wind storm you see a sudden rush of moisture or water dripping around your door frames, you can be almost positive that there has been some damage to your roof overhead.
The fireplace begins filling with moisture and debris.
The area around a chimney on your roof is often one of the weaker parts of your home's structure. If high winds rip the metal flashing from its place around the chimney, water will seep through the area where the chimney meets the roof and you will most likely start to see small debris and water land in your fireplace. Because the chimney itself should be fitted with a cap that prevents moisture from raining down into the fireplace, water coming in usually means you have a roofing problem and this should be assessed as soon as possible.
There is a drastic change in the noise level in your home.
If you are in your home riding out a major storm, as long as your roof is well-installed and in decent shape, the noise level overhead should not be a big deal. One of the most tell-tale indicators that your roof has sustained damage is a change in the noise level inside the house. Layers of roofing shingles, underlayment, and thin insulation act as a noise barrier, but when layers of this material are ripped off, you will definitely be able to tell the difference where sound is concerned--even if the damage is only to one small area.
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