Any type of roofing damage is a cause for alarm. However, storm roofing damage is perhaps one of the most destructive types of damage, especially if left unchecked or unrepaired for a long period. In this article, storm damage specialist Guardian Home Improvements walks you through the steps you need to take in case your roof sustains storm damage.
What is Considered Storm Damage?
Being able to detect and identify the types of damage your roof has sustained can help you determine the type of repairs your roofing needs. Here are the signs of storm damage to look out for:
- Damaged shingles – your roof’s shingles will sustain the most damage when a storm hits. Look for dents, warping, curling, or breakage. In some cases, you might even have to look for missing or blown off shingles.
- Granules – the heavy rains can wash off the protective granules on your roof’s shingles. You can usually spot the washed off granules collecting in your gutters.
Some signs of storm roofing damage aren’t as obvious as others. For your safety and peace of mind, it’s best to contact a roof repair company to properly assess the extent of storm damage on your roof.
Steps to Take
Document everything. Write information down, including the location of the affected areas and the severity of the damage. Take pictures of everything you can. The documentation process is vital for when you submit your storm damage insurance claim. Be careful when doing this, as there can be potential safety hazards around, such as a live wire or falling debris.
Once you’re done cataloging the damage, you can go ahead and make temporary repairs before your trusted roofing contractor arrives.
Guardian Home Improvements specializes in a wide range of exterior improvements. We offer roofing, siding, and gutter services. We can also help you file your storm damage insurance claim. Call us today at (855) 424-5911 and we’d be happy to provide a free estimate.