Roof inspection after a hurricane, a short guide
A thorough roof inspection after a storm is important because a roof may not be as safe as before. Strong winds, excessive amounts of rain and other effects of a hurricane or storm put stress on a structure. Protective materials can be torn off the roof. Debris can puncture the roofing material, rooftop installations may have gotten damaged or the structure has become unstable.
The damage caused by a storm may not be visible right away, but rainwater can make its way into the structure through the smallest punctures or cracks. The consequences of this can stay hidden until months later when it causes serious issues. This is why a rooftop inspection is vitally important.
Inspection of damaged roofs after a storm
Not only the rooftop needs to be inspected. The installations on a roof also need to be checked for damages or even repaired.
The first step should be ensuring the structure is stable, and that you and other personnel can enter the roof surface without danger of a collapse or falling through.