As summer storms fade into falling leaves and branches, and winter ice and snow are right around the corner, there is a high possibility that your roof may suffer some type of storm damage sooner or later. When that happens, you’ll want to have a professional inspect your roof to assess the damage that’s been done. While you may think the damage is minor, you’ll want to be sure you have full understanding of the scope of the damage before you decide how to go about making repairs.
The first thing you need to know is that you can’t see all of the damage from the ground. While it is a good idea to try and assess the damage initially yourself, there is no way to know what is happening for sure unless you get up there and really take a good look. This can be especially dangerous, and it’s not recommended for most homeowners to try to tackle themselves – you may end up with an injury in addition to a damaged roof! Even if you DO climb up yourself, you may not be able to spot the same things a trained professional could easily spot, so having a professional inspect your roof will save money in the long run.
During the inspection, your roofer will check for damages from the storm, as well as preexisting conditions that you may not have even been aware of. Here are some examples of what they will look for:
● Cracked or curled shingles
● Small leaks
● Ice dams after winter storms
● Damaged flashing on eaves, side walls, or dormers
● Damage to drains or gutters
● Damaged fascia
● Structural damage
● Mold, mildew, or algae intrusion
Lastly, it’s important to note that if your roof has sustained enough damage to warrant an filing a claim with your homeowner’s insurance, you will need to have a professional inspection done anyway. In many cases, the roofing company can even contact your insurance company and fill out the paperwork, to facilitate the claims process for you, which will save you time, hassle, and frustration. Having a detailed report and a pro who has experience working with insurance companies will help to ensure you get the money you need and deserve, and a lasting, quality repair to protect the health and safety of those in your home.
Wayne’s Roofing and Sheet Metal will be more than happy to provide you with a FREE ESTIMATE and the perfect solution to whatever your needs may be. Call 386-255-3633 today!