Rain flowing off of a roof

Will I Be Able To Tell My Roof Has Damage After A Storm?


Your roof is one of your Minnesota home’s most structurally essential elements. It is responsible for insulating your home and keeping your family safe and dry. However, since it tends to be out of sight, many homeowners neglect to take proper care of it. One thing is certain; however, if you have a leaky roof, you will no longer take it for granted.


Ideally, we like to help our customers replace their roofs before it becomes an emergency, which is why learning the obvious and not so apparent signs it is time for a new roof is so important. Take a minute to read through the list for help deciding if it’s time for a new roof. Keep in mind that if you have not had a roof inspection in the last few years, the best thing you can do is call a professional to take a look and offer you a professional opinion and estimate.


What are Obvious Signs of Roof Damage?

There are a few obvious signs that denote your roof is damaged. Of course, a leaking roof is one of the big ones, but other obvious signs include missing, creased, or lifted shingles. Finding shingles around your home is another obvious sign that something is amiss, even if you cannot see the top of your roof.

  • Leaking Roof
  • Missing or Lifted Shingles
  • Creased Shingles
  • Finding Shingles in your Lawn

What Are Some Not Obvious Signs that A Professional Can Notice?

Depending on the shape of your roof, you may not be able to see creased or lifted shingles, but a roofing professional will be able to as part of their inspection. Divots from hail damage can also denote that you need to replace your roof. Finally, leaky or clogged gutters and granule loss are other signs a professional roofer will look for during a roof inspection in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

  • Divots
  • Clogged Gutters
  • Granule Loss

What Can Happen If I Let the Damage Go On for Too Long?

What may start as a little problem can quickly turn into a big one if your roof leaks. Even if you do not notice the leak, an interior leak can cause water damage to your walls and ceiling, which can be much more costly to repair than a new roof.


Should I Call Insurance First?

If your roof is damaged due to sudden storm damage or a fallen tree, you need to have its integrity analyzed first. Most insurance companies work with insurance companies and take care of related matters for clients. We are always happy to coordinate with insurance adjustors. If it’s an emergency, call us, and we will get someone out to your home for a free inspection and worry about the details second.

On the other hand, if it’s not an emergency, but you are still worried about the condition of your home after a recent storm or in general, we can still help. Every client is unique to us, and we want to make sure you feel heard. So contact us today for a free inspection.