Homeowner’s Storm Roofing Damage & Leak Checklist

It’s that time of year again in Singapore. The temperature is dropping, and the storms are rolling in. If you’re a homeowner, this can be a cause for concern especially if you’ve experienced storm roofing damage in the past. Even a minor storm can result in leaks and other serious damage to your home if your roof isn’t in good condition.

That’s why it’s important to know what to look for after a storm hits and what the most common types of storm roofing damage are, as well as a checklist for inspecting your roof after a storm.

Surviving a Storm

No one wants to deal with the aftermath of a storm, but it’s important to inspect your roof for damage as soon as possible so as to avoid further damage. The worst case scenario would be your house getting caught in the middle of a force of nature, and incurring unrepaired damages. Of course, this hardly happens in our tiny island-home of Singapore, however preventing a hefty cost to get it fixed is always the better option. It’s important to have your roof inspected regularly and make sure that it’s in good condition.

What Can Cause Roof Storm Damage?

Roof damage by Strong Winds

The most common type of storm damage is caused by strong winds. Winds can cause roof shingles to come loose and even tear them completely off your roof. In severe cases, winds can also cause structural damage to your roof, causing it to fly off in larger chunks if it is strong enough.

Although Singapore’s geographical location does not warrant typhoon winds, we do experience relatively strong winds on occasion depending on the period of the year that may prove a threat to your roofs.

Roof damage by Heavy Rain

The most common type of storm damage is caused by strong winds. Winds can cause roof shingles to come loose and even tear them completely off your roof. In severe cases, winds can also cause structural damage to your roof, causing it to fly off in larger chunks if it is strong enough.

Although Singapore’s geographical location does not warrant typhoon winds, we do experience relatively strong winds on occasion depending on the period of the year that may prove a threat to your roofs.

Roof damage by Debri Fall

Another type of storm damage is caused by debris falling on your roof. With Singapore’s plethora of flora and fauna, it is not rare that you will encounter a loose branch or rock falling on your roof and causing damage. Debris can damage shingles and cause leaks or make way for even bigger damage later on.

Debris may be small and seemingly insignificant, but consistent debris fall and neglect will cause larger repairs in the future.

Don’t Neglect your Roofing

Owning a house in Singapore will definitely expose your roof to the effects and consequences of external environmental changes, therefore it’s important to have your roof inspected regularly and make sure that it’s in good condition.

Dealing with roof damage is a headache no one wants to deal with, but it’s important to be prepared in case a storm hits. Inspect your roof for damage as soon as possible so as to avoid further damage.

Neglecting your roofing for long periods of time will eventually cost more than it did to repair at the first sign of damage or wear.

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What to do After a Severe Storm?

Now that you’ve weathered the worst of the storm, and your roof has most likely held its ground, what do you need to do next after a severe storm?

Safety First

The first thing you should do after a severe storm is to check for any damage to your roof, whilst prioritising your safety. Make sure you get a proper grip if you’re planning to climb up the ladder. Wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp debris and other tiny objects that may injure you and also wear appropriate clothing while you’re heading out for your house inspection. Roof shingles may come loose but not totally fall off, and it’s also important to watch out should any shingles fall on your head. Once you’ve done a quick survey, call a professional roofing contractor to come and inspect the damage further. Roofers have tons of equipment that are needed to inspect and assess even the tiniest of details and ensure that these don’t become bigger problems ahead.

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Visual Property Assessment

Before going onto your roof, it’s important that you inspect your property for any damage that may have occurred inside your home as a result of the storm. The safest way to conduct a quick repair survey is by doing an eye-level assessment. This way, you don’t have to go up your roof and prevent a possible accident. Look for any wet spots on your ceiling, which could be a sign of a roof leaking. Inspect your walls and ceilings for any discoloration, which could also be a sign of a water leak as well. Check for missing or damaged shingles along the roof of your house and look for any missing, cracked, or curling shingles.
Take note of what you’ve found and other damages that you may have seen and afterward, it’s important to call a professional roofing contractor to come and inspect the damage further.

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Prevent Future Damage

As you wait for your contractor to come over, prevent any future damage as best as you can. Trim any trees or shrubs that are close to your house so that they can’t fall on your roof in a storm, or cause debris to fly over. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris so that water can flow freely.

It’s also important to have your roof inspected regularly to make sure that it’s in good condition.

Schedule a Roof Inspection with experts

NASAX Singapore is a leading roofing contractor in the country and has a wide range of repair services covering, leak repairs, grouting and even solar roofing!

Expert care you can reach out to for assistance

The team of roofing contractors at NASAX are experts in storm damage repair, with over 40 years of experience and can help you get your roof back to normal after a storm. You can bolster your roof’s protection by asking to waterproof, or have your gutters inspected, and repaired. Make your roof looking new with their painting services and perhaps even consider solar roofing technology so you can be assured in the next blackout events.

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Weather the storms ahead

Be prepared when the next storm comes and attend to the safety of your family by doing regular roof and water leak inspections. By minimising the amount of time before major repairs, you can be assured that your roof will withstand whatever the storm throws at it. What’s also great is, the experts as NASAX will be there for you and making sure that you and your family are safe as you weather the storm together.

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