After a powerful storms hits many homeowners are faced with serious damage to their homes and more specifically their roofs. Thunderstorms, hailstorms and rain can cause debris to fall onto the roof and can even tear shingles from your roof.
If you suspect that your roof has been damaged by a storm, it’s important that the proper protocol is followed for insurance and safety reasons. First you can check for leaks or water damage by checking the attic for any water stains on the ceilings or walls.
Also, check the ground around your house for any debris such as missing shingles or metal pieces. This is a good indication that the roof has been damaged and that a professional needs to be contacted to fully assess the situation. It’ very important that this be completed by a roof inspection company so that the proper steps are taken in case an insurance claim needs to be filed.
A storm can also cause visible bruising or wear to the roof shingles along with damage to gutters, striping seals and other components to your roofing system. Depending on the severity of the storm your home could also have structural damage. This is why it’s important to proceed with assessing any damage with extreme caution.
If you do have damage you will need to contact your insurance agent and determine how to proceed with filing a claim. Keep all receipts for all work completed by professionals and yourself to include when you file your claim. While this can be a stressful time for homeowners a professional roofing company can assist you in the steps necessary towards repairing your damaged roof.