Inspecting your roof as soon as the coast is clear is one of the first crucial steps you need to take following a storm. In doing so, you can easily determine if your roof needs immediate repairs. Local roofing contractor Precision Remodeling Solutions provides you with more tips on how to deal with a storm-damaged roof.
Identifying Roof Damage
Safety should always be a priority; when going out of your home, watch out for hazards like fallen electrical posts or uprooted trees. Find a spot outside of your property where you can see the entirety of your roof.
With a pair of binoculars, begin your visual roof inspection, checking every square inch of the roof area. Take note of any signs of damage, paying close attention to the roof edges since these are the most vulnerable to wind damage. Be on the lookout for shallow dents as these could be indicative of damage due to small pieces of wind-carried debris. Also, check the valleys and dormers where the flashings are located. Inside your home, check for stains on the ceilings and walls; if you find one, then you’re dealing with leaks.
Contacting Your Roofer and Insurance Company
If there’s evidence of storm damage on your roof, immediately inform your insurance company about it. Contact your trusted roofing contractor as well—they can perform a thorough assessment of your roof’s overall condition and provide a quote on how much the repair cost will be. The roofing pros will also apply emergency repairs on your roof to mitigate further damage.
When disaster strikes your home, Precision Remodeling Solutions is ready to respond. Our emergency response teams are available to connect with you to ensure your roof is as good as new. Once the storm abates, we’ll return to assess the damage and restore your home to its original condition. We can also help guide you through the insurance process, including documentation of the damage to prove insurance claims.
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