Roofing Do’s and Don’ts After a Storm

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Storms can do severe damage to your roofing. That is why experts recommend checking your roof once it is safe to do so. It would even be better if you would call a professional to do this for you since a contractor can ensure a safe and thorough roof inspection.

Here are some tips on how to handle your roofing after a storm.

Do a Visual Check

You can perform a quick check from the ground since some signs of roof damage can be pretty obvious even from a distance. For instance, you can look for excessive roof granules in the immediate surroundings as well as missing shingles. Do not attempt to climb on your roof all by yourself as this can easily put you at risk of falling. Always prioritize your safety above all else.

Document the Damage

Take several pictures of the damage caused by the storm. These will serve as proof that you can submit to your insurance company when filing a claim. Don’t forget to jot down other relevant details about the storm as well. Note the date, time and severity of the weather.

Call a Professional Roofer

Only professionals can give you an accurate assessment of your roofing so make sure to schedule an inspection with them immediately. By inspecting all areas of your roof, they can recommend roof repairs or roof replacement, depending on the condition of your roof. They can also assist you when filing a claim with your insurance provider.

Notify your insurer ASAP. Let them know that your roof has been damaged by the storm so that they can properly advise you on the next steps that you have to take.

Whether you require a new roof system or a roof coating, Warranty Roofing & Construction has your needs covered. Our team will ensure that your roof is properly checked so that we can offer the best solutions for your needs. Call us at (214) 432-4380, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.