What To Do When Storm Damage Occurs
Types of Storm Damage
There are many different types of storm damage that can occur to your roof:
- The most common type of damage is from the wind. Wind can cause shingles to be torn off or loosened, allowing water to seep in and causing further damage.
- Hail can also cause damage to your roof, by denting or cracking shingles. This type of damage can allow water to enter your home, causing even more damage.
- Snow and ice can also cause damage to your roof, by weighing it down and causing it to collapse.
If you suspect any type of storm damage has occurred to your roof, it is important to have it inspected by a professional (Brody Allen Exteriors here in Chesterfield!) as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
How to Inspect Your Roof for Storm Damage
It’s important to inspect your roof for damage after a storm. High winds can loosen or tear shingles, and heavy rain can cause leaks. Look for missing, damaged, or curling shingles. Inspect the flashings around chimneys and vents for gaps or cracks. If you see any damage, make sure to have it repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
Contact Your Insurance Company
If you have storm damage, your first step should be to contact your insurance company. They will be able to help you determine the extent of the damage and what type of repair will be covered under your policy.
Find a Reputable Contractor
In Chesterfield, you can always count on Brody Allen Exteriors for the best storm damage repair results.
Get the Repairs Done Quickly
The longer you wait to get the repairs done, the greater the chance of further damage being done. So make sure to schedule the repairs as soon as possible.
Check for Any Other Damage
Once the repairs are completed, take a look around your property for any other damage that may have been caused by the storm. If you find anything, be sure to contact your insurance company so they can send out an adjuster to assess the situation.