The roof on your home is the first line of defense against weather elements. It can become vulnerable when storms move into your area. Damaging hail, high winds, or other severe weather can cause severe damage to a roof. Knowing ahead of time how to prepare for storm damage will reduce your panic when a storm hits.
What To Do Ahead of Storm Season to Avoid Roof Repairs
You want to know ahead of time who will complete reliable roof repairs when needed. When storms hit an area and cause severe damages to homes, storm chasers invade and take advantage of homeowners. Storm chasers are roofing contractors who follow the damage from storms and do not produce quality work. You risk having a shoddy repair job completed which will only last a short time.
To ensure you’re getting the best work possible, it’s best to work with a reputable local contractor who has plenty of experience. You’ll know you’re getting quality repairs and the contractor won’t disappear in the middle of the night and leave you with shoddy work. They’ll be here to make things right if something goes wrong.
It is also recommended you know and understand your homeowner’s insurance policy. You want to make sure your home is protected against storm damages. If you have any questions, contact your insurance provider for more information.
How to Know Your Roof Suffered Storm Damage
After the storm has left your area and it is safe to venture outside, you can check for possible damages. Signs your roof may have been compromised include:
- Leaks have appeared in your ceiling
- Your ceiling has wet spots
- Debris has been blown all over
- Your AC unit has extensive dents
- You notice dents on your flashing
- Downed power lines and broken glass are laying around
- You can see shingles are missing from your roof
If you see any of these signs or other signs of extensive damage in your area, call O’LYN Roofing. Climbing up on a roof should be done by the professionals. We have the experience as roofing contractors and will safely inspect your roof for damages after a storm, or any time throughout the year.
Call today if you suspect your roof has been compromised and let our certified roofing specialists look for any possible or needed repairs.