When a storm hits your area, it’s common to be concerned that your roof may have sustained damage. This is especially true if you see branches, trees or hail scattered about the ground. If there is damage to your roof, you’ll need to contact your insurance and a roofing company, so you want to be able to identify any damage you can so you can give them the details. Let’s talk about some indicators of damage that you can keep an eye out for!
It’s very possible that you can spot the damage from the the ground easily. You shouldn’t have to look far for damage like this, so be on the lookout for:
- Damaged and missing shingles on the roof or scattered throughout the yard
- New water marks on your ceilings
- Wet walls
- Interior paint that is newly peeling
- Flashing that is damaged or broken
- Leaks or mold around the home
- Whole branches and trees that have fallen on the roof
These are all very apparent signs that you need to have a professional roofer come out and do a thorough inspection to identify any damage you may have. They will be able to explain the best course of action to remedy the problem and assist you with any insurance claims questions you may have. Up On The Rooftop is here to handle this for you!
We are under the assumption that if you’re reading this, you’re probably not a professional roofer. This means that you need to exercise extreme caution when checking your roof from anywhere but the ground. There could be major instabilities up on the roof from loose shingles and rot, and we certainly don’t want you risking life and limb for something we can come out and do professionally. Now, with that said, you can take a closer look around from the ground. Knowing what to look for is half the battle. Less obvious signs of damage include:
- Shingle granules built up in the gutters or around the yard
- Shingles that show obvious dents, chips and holes
- Sealant that is damaged
- Flashing that is damaged
- Water damage in the attic
Let Us Handle Your Storm Damaged Roof
There are some instances where things are best left to a team of experts. Roofs can be one of those things. We want you to be safe and exercise caution, and sometimes that means getting the professionals in there to take care of it for you. Our priority is keeping you and your loved ones safe, and you can rest easy knowing your roof is secure after we take care of it.
When we come out to take a look, if we do identify damage to the roof, we will assist you with your insurance claims and meet with your adjuster with you to be sure you’re completely taken care of and that there are no misunderstandings.
Contact Up On The Rooftop today to get your roof checked out by true professionals.