If your roof sustains storm damage, it is important to take action immediately in order to prevent further harm. The first thing you need to do is contact your insurance company to report the damage and start the claims process. Then you will need to find a reputable roofing contractor who can assess the damage and make repairs.
How to identify different types of roof damage
Several different types of roof damage can occur in the midst of a powerful thunderstorm.
The most common types of damage are:
- Wind damage
- Hail damage
- Tree/limb damage
When winds reach dangerously high speeds they can cause shingles to be torn off or dislodged.
Hail damage is another common type of roof damage, and can cause indentations or cracks in shingles.
During severe storms, tree limbs can become detached from trees, falling on roofs, & consequently causing serious damage.
If you suspect that your roof has sustained any type of damage, contact us today & we’ll have a licensed contractor evaluate your situation & present a unique solution.
What does a roof look like after hail damage?
If you have a shingle roof, look for dents or broken or missing shingles.
On an asphalt roof, look for black marks or pieces that have been torn off.
For a metal roof, look for dents or holes, & if you have a tile roof, look for cracked or broken tiles.
If you see any of these signs, it’s important to contact a professional roofing contractor to assess the damage and make repairs.
What does a roof look like after wind damage?
If your roof has sustained wind damage, you may see missing or damaged shingles, as well as damage to the flashing around chimneys and vents.
What does a roof look like after tree/limb damage?
If a tree limb has fallen on your roof, you may see damage to the shingles or other roofing materials. You may also see holes where the limb penetrated the roof.
What to expect from a roofing contractor
When you contact a roofing contractor, they will schedule a time to come out and inspect your roof. During the inspection, they will take photos of the damage and provide you with an estimate for repairs.
If you choose to go with their proposal they’ll have a contractor out to your home to begin amending the damage. Depending on the extent of the damage, repairs can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. However, once the repairs are complete, your roof will be as good as new!
How to choose a reputable roofing contractor
Here are 4 things to keep in mind when choosing a roofing contractor:
- Make sure that the contractor is licensed and insured
- Check to see if the contractor has any complaints with the Better Business Bureau
- Ask for references from past customers
- Get a written estimate before work begins