Last night, your home got hit with a bad storm, but today the storm has passed. It’s a relief, but now it’s time to inspect the damage. Did your home develop any leaks while the storm was going on? Was your roof damaged by the strong winds, sharp debris, or hail? Even if you can’t see the damage right away, it might be a good idea to have your roof inspected by a professional. After all, a roof over your head really is your home’s best protection.
Invisible Damage and Smaller Issues
As a homeowner, you might know how to spot obvious problems: missing shingles, discoloration, sagging. You might even know to check your attic for any signs of a leak or water damage. But a professional roofer has seen this hundreds of times before and knows where to spot damage that others might miss. Sometimes the best way to know that your roof is safe from any potential damage is for a professional to climb a ladder and take a look up close. It will save you the potential safety hazard and the chance of missing something important.
Sometimes the damage is obvious — so obvious that you know you’ll need to file an insurance claim. You can take pictures of the damage and even climb a ladder and take a closer look yourself. But having a professional roof inspection will only help lend credibility to your claim. Your professional roofer will perform a thorough inspection so they can give you the full rundown of all the damage and everything you’ll need prepared. You can then present this to your insurance company and be one step closer to getting back to normal.
New Roof Damage
Even if you had a new roof installed recently, it could still have been damaged under the pressure of severe weather. Even durable roofs are rarely completely impervious to damage. So don’t assume that you’re safe simply because you recently had a roof installed or replaced. Fortunately, any damage to your new roof will likely fall under your warranty — if you went with a trusted roofer — which takes much of the financial pressure of repairs off you.
Need your roof inspected after a bad storm? Contact Montgomery Winslow today for more information or a free estimate.