You must have your roof inspected after a harsh weather event. When not located and addressed, minor damage can become bigger and cause water to infiltrate your home. There are certain areas of the roof you can check before your residential roofing contractor arrives.
To help you know where to look, here’s a step-by-step guide for a post-storm roof inspection.
Inspecting a Roof After a Storm
- Do a visual inspection from the ground. Look for blown-off shingles, which can expose the wooden part of the deck.
- Check your yard for blown-off shingles that you may not see when looking at the roof.
- Look whether the siding, soffit, fascia, or other roof structures have sustained damage. Don’t forget about the eaves troughing and downpipes.
- Inside your home, look for leaks and water damage as they indicate roof damage.
- Take notes of any damage you spot and examine your roofing warranty.
- Contact a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof for damage. Keep in mind that a roof repair that is delayed can only become worse. Address all necessary repairs immediately.
Why Get a Professional Roof Inspection
Most insurance companies have a deadline for submitting storm damage claims. A professional roofing contractor can assess your roof if you think that it sustained damage. The sooner you get an inspection, the easier it will be too get the necessary documentation to support your claim.
A leaking roof risks the safety of your family. When not repaired immediately, it can cause mold and mildew growth, which can result in respiratory issues. Remember that the bigger the damage becomes, the more you’ll have to pay to repair it.
ATD Restoration is one of the area’s most trusted roofing contractors. Our team is here to help with all your roofing and restoration needs. Call us at (864) 729-3970 (Greenville) or (910) 218-2251 (Fayetteville). You may also complete our online form to schedule a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Greenville, NC.