No matter if you live in a high-risk area or not, there is a chance you have encountered rough weather conditions. From winds and heavy rains all the way to hurricanes — nature rarely spares us. However, thanks to our house, we don’t need to worry about getting hit by a storm head-on anymore — we are defended! But what happens when our defender’s roof has sustained storm damage?
While going out after a huge storm can be a frightening experience, roof damage needs to be assessed. Failing to do so might lead to problems like water infiltration and roof structural damage later down the road. Knowing what kind of things to look out for is important when it comes to inspection.
Responsible for missing shingles and flying debris, strong winds can really put a dent into our roof. Sometimes the havoc is obvious — everyone could notice some broken shingles, or worse, a missing part of the roof. Other times, a good inspection will do the trick when it comes to finding problems. Nevertheless, it’s always recommended to check the roof for wind damage as it might create bigger problems later on.
Like previously mentioned, wind damage can lead to bigger problems — water infiltration is one of them. While it’s easier to find because of wet walls or mold, leaking water is harder to fix. Leftover water tends to cause mold and rot which in turn can lead to structural deterioration. It is more than important to avoid rain damage by repairing holes and replacing missing shingles.
While hail is the most powerful nemesis a roof can have, it’s also the easiest to notice. Holes and dents are easy to look out for, but still, a closer inspection might be needed. Unpatched holes can lead to other issues such as water infiltration and structural integrity problems. A hail-damaged roof needs to be patched up as soon as possible to avoid further harm to the roof.
After the storm has settled and the damage has been assessed, the next step should be replacing or fixing your roof. Having homeowners insurance is a big advantage as it usually covers most types of weather damage. However, before making a claim, we recommend checking the contract. Some insurances offer different types of coverages depending on the age of the roof or the area of residence.
Furthermore, if the roof has been recently replaced, there’s a good chance warranty is still valid. It all depends on the roofing company, but most offer at least some sort of basic warranty. However, some warranties only cover installation problems or materials cost — not environmental issues.
Let’s be honest, dealing with the aftermath of a storm is not enjoyable — especially when there is no insurance to count on. But things don’t have to be as bad as they seem — we’ve got your roof covered!
Our professional team here at Ready2Roof is ready to help your roof get back on its feet. We offer free roof inspections and temporary patches at no extra cost thanks to our Emergency Storm Response Pack. And if the roof needs to be replaced, count on our residential and commercial roofing services! No matter the type of roof storm damage, we are here to help your house defender — the roof.
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