Roofing After a Storm
When a storm hits your area, your only concern is keeping your family safe. After the storm, though, you may have other things to worry about like whether or not your roof sustained damage and how you might go about having someone check on that possible roofing damage.
Roofs often sustain damage after a storm. Sometimes the roofing damage is obvious: a fallen tree branch or a wind-lifted patch of shingles. Sometimes the damage is less obvious: hail left small pockmarks on the roof or the gutters have been loosened slightly. Whether obvious or less obvious, damage to your roof must be repaired effectively and efficiently before it leads to further, more costly repairs.
If you have ever been through a severe thunderstorm, you know that they can be frightening. High winds, lightning, hail and torrential rains can all be part of a severe thunderstorm. They can be over in a moment or last for a few hours, leaving in their wake all different levels of damage. Sometimes they push through without much issue; sometimes they leave a disaster in their wake.
Roofing is one of the first things to need repaired after your home or business goes through a severe thunderstorm. Because it is the protection and guard of your home, the roof is the first to feel the impact of hailstones, whipping winds, falling branches and torrential rains. The best, most practical thing you can do after a severe thunderstorm where you can assume damage was sustained is have a specialist visit your house.
These specialists will be able to quickly assess your home, finding any and all damage, and giving you the likely cost factors that you are looking at for repairs. Getting the damaged assessed right away is important when dealing with insurance. If you get your insurance claims filed right away, you will have an easier time getting compensated for the damage.
You can also prevent further damage by taking care of the situation right away, especially in the forms of leaks caused by the storm. When you leave a leak unfixed, you are essentially causing more damage. An unfixed leak will become more difficult to fix if it isn’t taken care immediately. This means that you will be costing yourself more money in repairs. If you notice leaks after a storm, call your roofing specialist to set a consultation and get a free estimate.
If you suspect damage, or if your neighbor’s home received damage from a storm, then it is better to be safe than sorry. You can assume that if your neighbor is having roof work done after a storm, then you may need to as well. Even if your neighbor’s home is safe though doesn’t mean you should ignore yours if you suspect wind, hail or water damage.
Setting a meeting with a roofing expert can give you peace of mind and help you move on after a sever thunderstorm. Schedule an appointment for your free estimate after this latest storm.