Storms produce winds that can tear off shingles, blow debris into your home and crack windows. Precipitation—especially wind-blown rain, hail and snow—can cause further roof storm damage.
Spotting this damage before it manifests itself as severe structural and water damage is key. Roof storm damage can, however, be difficult for the untrained eye to spot hidden signs of tornado damage or hail damage on roofs. And spotting damage early is paramount to mitigating its detrimental impact on your home or facility.
In the wake of a storm, you need to first assess the damage, hire an experienced emergency roof repair expert and then file the appropriate documentation with your insurance company. This checklist gives you tips and tricks for each step.
When you download our roof storm damage checklist, here’s what you’ll learn:
How to assess your roof, siding and windows for damage
Wind-blown rain can get under your roof. High winds can cause shingles to curl—or blow them off entirely. Hail damage is harder to spot on roofs—it shows up as pockmarks or dents throughout roofing systems. Harder to spot still, storms can wear down protective outer coatings and granules. To spot any type of roof storm damage, you’ll need to know what you’re looking for.
This guide contains a step-by-step checklist for spotting roof storm damage.
Roof storm damage repair: Repairs, replacements and preventative maintenance
Well, it depends. An experienced roofing contractor should be able to accurately evaluate the extent of the damage.
Emergency repairs typically take care of the immediate problem, protecting your building until a full repair can be done. From there, your contractor might suggest a few simple repairs—cleaning gutters for proper drainage, replacing a few shingles, putting on a protective coating. Or, depending on your roof type and the extent of the damage, they might suggest you completely
Any reputable roofing contractor should also suggest a preventative maintenance plan to ensure your roofing system is less vulnerable to hail damage and tornado damage in the future.
This guide details several common roof storm damage repairs and their predicted costs.
Once your home or facility has sustained roof storm damage, you need to file a claim immediately. But, before you do so there are several things you need to know—what notes to document, receipts to keep and photos to take.
At Gateway Environmental Roofing Solutions, LLC, we help guide our clients through filing insurance claims, as well as aid home- and facility-owners by working to prevent future damage through scheduled maintenance.
This guide contains a checklist for filing a roof storm damage claim.
Every action you take in the wake of a storm counts. Make sure you know what to do. Download our storm damage checklist now.