Even the newest roof can sustain damage from a storm. At Bear Creek Roofing, we encourage you to conduct a visual inspection of your roof following a storm and to be on the lookout for any signs of interior damage. Here are five ways to determine if you need to schedule a roof inspection in the aftermath of a powerful storm.  


Hailstorms are notorious for causing dents on gutters, downspouts, aluminum siding, and other parts of your home. No matter the size of the hail or the type of roofing material involved, hail damage and other dents can compromise the structural integrity of your roofing system. 

Asphalt Granules

Once the storm has passed and it’s safe to go outside, look for asphalt granules in your gutters or in your yard. If these granules are present in either location, it means that the storm likely dislodged these protective granules. Granule loss exposes your shingles to the elements and makes your roof even more vulnerable to damage, which means that a roof repair is in order.

Water and Discoloration

Roof leaks are a tell-tale sign that your roof didn’t weather the storm as well as you hoped. In addition to seeing or hearing water droplets or streaks of water along a wall, you may also notice areas of discoloration on the walls or ceiling. Roof leaks must be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage, including electrical fires or mold growth. 

Fallen Debris

During storms with high winds, it’s not uncommon for tree limbs, entire trees, or other debris to fall on your roof. If there is any visible evidence of such incidents, schedule a roof inspection. A professional roof inspector typically sees roof damage that homeowners commonly overlook.

Damaged Shingles

Cracked, bruised, and bent shingles—or missing shingles—can also indicate storm damage. Please do not wait for roof leaks or signs of other damage before addressing damaged shingles. A prompt roof repair will protect the interior of your home and allow your roof to function as intended.

Rely on Bear Creek Roofing 

A damaged roof deserves your immediate attention. Please stay safe while checking for roof damage after a storm. Contact Bear Creek Roofing if you suspect or can confirm that your roof has sustained storm damage. Our experts can conduct a thorough roof inspection and then discuss the next steps for protecting your home and prioritizing the safety of its occupants.