Surveys consistently show that homeowners who have roof damage are more stressed than those who seek other types of home repairs. There’s a good reason for that: Your roof protects your valuable possessions and you from the worst of weather. You are not the only one who falls into this category. We will help you identify roof storm damage, and give you options on what to do.
Keep safe and assess storm damage
Before you inspect the exterior of your house for damage, ensure that the storm has passed. You should avoid the area if you notice downed power lines or electrical hazards. Call 911 immediately if there is any concern. Even if you are safe, it is important to remain alert for potential hazards. This area is the most hazardous for storm damage because it can cause structural problems and is beyond your reach. If it’s a winter storm, check for fallen trees, heavy debris, broken or loose shingles, and ice dams.
You can detect signs of roof damage from hail
It is easy to spot hail damage. Hail damage can be easily detected by hearing hail hitting windows and roofs, as well as ice pellets on the ground. Hail damage can also be easily seen. It can cause damage to your siding and windows. Hail damage can also cause roof damage or shingles to be ripped off. The following hail damage can cause damage to your roof:
- Missing Shingles: Check for cracks in the roof or missing shingles. There may be shingles near your home.
- Damaged Shingles
- Loss of asphalt shingle granules can cause buildup in downspouts and gutters.
- Flashing and downspouts that have been damaged, hang or are missing.
Look out for signs of wind damage
High winds can cause roof damage, including the possibility of destroying windows and knocking over trees. The roof deck and underlayment are exposed to the elements if the shingles are damaged or blown away. This makes your home more susceptible to water damage. Check the exterior of your house after a strong windstorm for these signs:
- Your roof type can determine the severity of the damage
- All Shingle Roofs: Curling, missing, cracked, or damaged shingles
- Composition Shingles: Granule buildup at gutters
- Wood Shingles and Shakes: Rotting or mold
- Flat Roofs: Surface bubbles/wrinkles, cracks, or tears
Watch out for signs of water damage
While hail damage and wind damage can quickly be identified, missing or damaged shingles can take longer time to identify. Water damage can also cause problems. Mold can grow if water damage is not addressed. This can cause structural and foundation problems.
Contact your insurance company to find a roofing contractor
You should contact your homeowner’s insurer immediately if you notice any damage.
1. Document the damage
2. Prepare for potential hazards
3. Submit your claim
4. Set up an appointment to meet with an insurance adjuster
5. Contact a trusted roofing contractor in Fort Worth TX
Your roofer may suggest roof repair or replacement depending on the extent of the damage. All changes to the estimate must be documented in writing. After the project passes inspection by the city, it is considered complete and your satisfaction with the roof work has been completed.
Has your roof been damaged by a storm? Call Restoration Roofing TX today and let us repair your roof.
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