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Warning Signs of Storm Roofing Damage
Warning Signs of Storm Roofing Damage | Universal Roofing & Exteriors

Warning Signs of Storm Roofing Damage

A good rule of thumb would be to schedule a roofing inspection after a storm or extreme weather event. No matter how durable your roof is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage after a storm. And when you’re dealing with damage, it may be time to consider filing an insurance claim. What are the warning signs of storm damage you should look for?

Missing Shingles 

Winds that reach up to 60 miles per hour or more can easily dislodge shingles. That’s why you should keep an eye out for any shingles on your lawn or missing shingles on your roof.

Granule Loss 

Minor granule loss wouldn’t normally be a cause for concern, but if granule loss becomes so extensive that bald patches on your roof start appearing or granule loss is following a horizontal pattern, these shingles will need to be replaced. The former is usually a sign your roof is too worn while the latter is a sign the shingle seal was broken. Without these UV-resistant granules, your roof is left vulnerable to UV damage.


Leaks happen when water manages to infiltrate your roof’s underlayers. What if you haven’t found any leaks? It would still be a good idea to schedule a roof inspection. After all, it takes time for certain signs of moisture damage to appear. And by the time these warning signs do appear, it’s likely too late to mitigate roofing damage. Not to mention you can’t always see roofing damage from the ground. Remember: the sooner storm damage is detected and roof repair is conducted, the lower the risk roofing damage affects other parts of your home.

Need to file a storm damage claim? Filing an insurance claim is a lot trickier than it seems, so if you’re having trouble filing one, there’s the option of consulting a contractor that offers insurance claim assistance.

Universal Roofing & Exteriors, a family-owned company with more than three decades of experience, offers professional exterior services, including drone roof inspections and insurance claim assistance. To request a quote, call us at (317) 257-0779 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Zionsville, Indianapolis and Fisher, as well as the surrounding IN communities.

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