We can’t predict when our homes will be hit by adverse weather. So, what should you do if you suspect you have storm damage to the roof? Follow these four steps.
First, assess the damage.
After a severe storm, it’s important to assess your roof for any damage. You can inspect your roof from the ground (with binoculars if possible) to see if there’s any damage to report to the insurance company. Detail the damage, and the general square foot area affected. Not the severity of the damage, and if there are any missing shingles. You may find only a few or many.
Document any materials that are visible or have been exposed. Check for signs of exposed plywood, tarpaper, or the ends of missing shingles.
Second, minimize further damage with temporary fixes.
If possible, minimize further roof damage with some temporary fixes until a roofing company can arrive for repairs. If the damage is severe and water leaks into the home, remove any valuables in the area and place a bucket or trash can under the leaks. Then, waterproof as quickly as possible. Strap a tarp across the damaged section to temporarily patch your roof.
Third, contact your insurance company.
Contact the insurance company. Have them come and assess if the extent of the damage is large enough to claim on the insurance. Or whether it’s more economical to hire a contractor directly for repairs.
Fourth, find a reliable roofing company for repairs.
When shopping for a roofing contractor, ask questions. Are they licensed, bonded, and insured? Do they have a good reputation? How long have they been in business? Traveling contractors who follow storms have no reputation to uphold, and their workmanship may be substandard.
We Repair Storm Damage to the Roof
If you are concerned or suspect you have storm damage to the roof, please call the experts at Perry Roofing Company for a FREE inspection and estimate. Whether you’re dealing with damage caused by hail, wind, or fallen limbs on your roof, we have the resources and knowledge to install a quality roof with an outstanding warranty. Call us today! 479.306.4327