Storm Damage to My Roof, Now What?
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. So what should you do if you suspect your roof has been damaged? It is important to know what to do when you think your roof has been damaged.
1. Assess the damage.
The first step after you experience severe weather is to look at what visible damage has been done. This is what you
When looking at your roof to identify damaged areas. Note the severity of the damage, and look carefully to see if there are areas of missing shingles. In some cases, only a few random shingles will be missing.
Document the materials that are visible or exposed. Check for signs of exposed plywood, tarpaper, or the ends of missing shingles.
2. Make temporary fixes to minimize property damage.
If the roof is severely damaged in an area directly above a living space, interior property can be damaged by leaking water. Serious damage may need to be waterproofed quickly using a strapped tarping method, while smaller repairs can be shingled immediately.
3. Contact your insurance company.
Contact your insurance company. Evaluate if the damage is large enough to be covered through home insurance, or whether it would be better to hire a contractor directly for any necessary repairs.
4. If necessary, contact a reliable contractor to repair the roof.
If you decide to hire a private contractor, always hire a local professional certified roofing contractor. Avoid contractors who are in the area because of a natural disaster, these are storm chasers that will be in town while there is work then out of town as soon as there is no work. Traveling contractors who follow storms have no reputation to uphold.
If you are experiencing any of these signs or are concerned about your roof, please contact the experts at Accurate Roofing Pros for a free roof evaluation.
Accurate Roofing Pros has trained technicians that are capable of inspecting your roofing system and evaluating the condition of the roof components to identify areas where leaks may develop.
Accurate Roofing Pros focuses on residential roofing including roof installation, roof replacement, roof repair, new roofs for homes and commercial buildings as well as leak repairs. Accurate Roofing Pro's goal is to provide customers with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices while delivering outstanding customer service.