Roof Lightning Damage

Identifying Lightning
Damage on your Roof

if you suspect lightning struck near your home, check for the signs.

Signs of Lightning Damage

A lightning strike is a powerful event.  If lightning hits your house, it can tear off shingles and gutters, puncture the roof, sear surrounding materials, tear through attics, and start fires. We’ve seen it happen. 


NOTE: If you know your house has just been hit directly by lightning, call the fire department. It is common for lightning to start fires in the attic and within walls of homes. These fires may not be visible in their beginning stages.

A lightning strike is a frightening experience. If it happens, the actions you take can save your home from further damage. If your roof suffers lightning damage, call Marathon Roofing. We can assess the damage, give you your options, and make the professional roofing repairs to restore and protect your home.

Shingles Falling Off

Falling shingles can be a sign that lightning has struck or the result of extreme wind. Look for signs that the shingles were singed or burned, as these are surefire signs that lightning has hit.

Electrical Problems

If lightning strikes, the damage can travel to your home’s wiring. If you have inoperable electronics/lighting, blown light bulbs, or black marks around power outlets, you may also have exterior damage. Call Marathon to inspect your roof.


Lightning can easily punch a hole through your shingles and the plywood underlayment, allowing water in. If you notice any type of dripping after a bad storm (or any other time) it’s important to have a roofer take a look.

Hole in Roof

A lightning strike can easily punch a hole through your roof. If you suspect that lightning struck your home, safely inspect your roof or call Marathon Roofing and let us do it for you.


A lightning strike creates extreme heat, leaving housing material susceptible to fire. If it travels through wiring, it can cause an electrical fire in the house. If you see smoke, call the fire department as soon as possible.


Debris such as tree branches on the roof or in the yard are signs of a serious storm and indicate the need for a thorough inspection.

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We guarantee craftsmanship and service you can trust!  Your satisfaction is our top priority. Marathon Roofing provides a two year warranty on our workmanship. In addition, the shingle manufacturer provides ten year warranties on their products.  

What Our customers say

Kevin F. ★★★★★
“We were very happy with Marathon, and John in particular. He worked tirelessly with our insurance coverage and ended up getting us a complete roof replacement even though our insurance company only wanted to cover half. The new roof is beautiful and seems to be holding up to the recent winds and rain very well.”
Ward M. ★★★★★
“I think this is the best contractor I have encountered in 8 years in the area. John runs an exceptionally responsive and professional operation.”
Linda W. ★★★★★
“We used Marathon Roofing to replace our roof in Leland and inspect and repair our roof at Carolina Beach. This is the best customer service we have experienced since we moved here in 2007. I would highly recommend Johnathan Hakes and Marathon Roofing!!”
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“We would like to express our appreciation to John, with Marathon Roofing, for his fast response and a job well done on our chimney, which was damaged by strong winds. We would recommend him to anybody who need a quality job, or help with insurance clam, as Marathon is very reliable and knowledgeable company. We couldn’t have asked for better service and would definitely use this company again in the future.”