By Jennifer Reich, Elk Marketing Specialist

Dallas –During the worst storms you can board up windows and doors around the exterior
of your home, but you can’t board up your roof. Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your
roof, one of the most exposed parts of your home. But, how do you know if you have
suffered roof damage after a storm has passed?

“Roofs are built to last through strong storms, but serious damage can occur when roofs are
subjected to the ravages of hail storms, tornadoes and hurricanes and other similar extreme
weather,” said Mike McLintock, director of marketing for Elk Premium Building Products,
Inc., a leading manufacturer of laminated asphalt roofing shingles.

Storm damage can range from large, highly visible dents and tears to almost undetectable
indentations. Even small amounts of damage can harm the surface of your roof and lead to
deterioration over time.

There are several ways to detect and evaluate the condition of a roof after a severe storm.
To check for possible storm damage, McLintock suggests surveying the roof with binoculars
or field glasses, carefully using a ladder if necessary. Do not climb onto the roof surface as it
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