How do you identify damage to your roof? And what should you do about it after a major storm rolls through your area? Use this storm damage checklist to inspect your roof to spot potential problems before they become emergencies.
Storm Damage Checklist
No matter where you live, chances are your roof has weathered its share of rough weather over the years. Tornadoes, hurricanes, hailstorms, and summer squalls bring forceful winds and rain that wreak havoc on roofs and a home’s exterior. So what do you do when a storm rolls through? Keep this checklist handy.
Assess Your Roof
Walk around the perimeter of your house to visually assess your roof. Take note of any visible storm damage. Write down if you see dented, torn, curled, or missing shingles. Take pictures if you can. It could potentially help you with your insurance company.
Survey Gutters, Vents, and Windows
Look for dents on your gutters, gable vents, and overhangs. Also, inspect your windows for cracks, broken glass, loose weather-stripping, and torn screens.
Check for Debris
As you walk around your home’s exterior, look for fallen limbs, missing fence posts or boards, or damage to any lawn furniture or decorations. Be sure to check for signs of hail damage (if applicable) on flat surfaces and fascia.
Inspect the Attic and at Interior Ceilings
Check the attic and ceilings of your home for leaks and water spots. While your home may not show signs of damage on the outside, wind and hail can cause unseen leaks in the attic, leading to larger problems later.
Call Your Homeowners Insurance Provider
If you find damage to your home after a storm, contact your insurance provider immediately to file a claim.
Safety First, Always!
Contact a local roofing contractor to schedule an inspection to assess for any damage. Many roofing companies offer free inspections and understand how to search for roof damage safely.
Has your roof sustained damage from a recent storm? Contact Perry Roofing Company for a roof inspection, repair, or replacement. We will take the time to assess your individual needs. We offer quality customer service, knowledgeable salespersons, and the best roofers in the area. Call us today for a FREE estimate. 479.306.4327