Lincoln, Nebraska experience all sorts of damage as a result of the storm that swept through it in May 2019. Along with it came large hail and hurricane size winds. One tornado has also been confirmed as the storm moved towards Lincoln.
Residents were left blown away by the spectacle of the approaching storm, however the damages were quite serious – on homes, businesses and vehicles.
Having operated in the Lincoln, NE area for a number of years, Saalfeld Roofing has had its fair share of roof repairs and roof replacements as a result of storm damage. It’s never easy for a homeowner, but we try to make the process as smooth as possible. It also puts us in a good position to advise on what to do when your home has been affected by extreme damage.
Here’s what to look out for after storm damage:
Inside your home
While the bulk of hail damage is likely to manifest on the outside of the home, you will be able to find some evidence of damage inside your home too. You’ll want to look for water stains on your ceiling, interior walls, and cupboards, as well as mold and any water seepage. If you notice any of these, chances are your roof was compromised during the storm.
The great outdoors
Inspecting on the ground first will give you a good indication of what may potentially by awaiting you on top. Start by checking your gutters and downsprouts, sidings, windowsills and window casings. Keep in mind that even minor damage on the ground may be a sign of greater damage to your roof.
Up you go
Of course you can’t full inspect damage to your roof without actually going up to check the roof out. We must caution you to make sure you do this in a safe way, and certainly only after you’re certain the storm has passed. If safety is a concern, it would be wise to get professional roofers in Dallas in to assess the damage.
If you opt to do it yourself, make sure to check not only the roof itself for dents and irregularities, but also other things like vents, chimneys and sky lights. Here’s what damage may look like on various types of roofs:
Asphalt and composition shingles – Look for soft, dark rings on the surface and missing granules that could expose the roof’s mat.
Wood shingles – Looks for brown splits in the shingles as well as dents and or cracks on the surface of the wood.
Concrete, clay and metal tiles – Look for cracks on the surface, which ought to be more apparent that with other materials. Stone-covered metal may also suffer loose or missing granules.