When storm, hail, or strong wind passes your area, your first reaction should be to check your roof for any signs of damage. However, even if there are no leaks within your home, your roof could be hiding damage underneath it. Granted, it can be tempting to climb up your roof to see the damage for yourself, but you’ll have to leave it to a trusted roofing contractor like NC Rebuild, Inc. In this post, we’ll help you find the signs when it’s the right time to file a storm damage claim.
When You Spot Wind Damage
Strong winds can cause your shingles to blow off your roof deck and missing shingles can lead to leaks and interior damage to your decking or attic. Other kinds of wind damage can be difficult to spot, especially if the waterproofing seal is broken. It’s also worth noting that manufacturers provide a wind warranty on their shingles, so be sure to compare the coverage on your shingles if you decide to get new ones. If the damages are above the manufacturer’s coverage, you can submit a claim to your insurance provider.
Hail damage is easier to spot compared to other kinds of roofing issues. It’s a widespread weather event that affects numerous homes in a single location. In fact hail can bruise or even puncture your shingles which will allow water, moisture, and wind in. In case you find these kinds of issues, don’t hesitate to contact your residential roof repair specialist to assist you to assess the scale of the damage, then file an insurance claim afterwards.
After a storm passes, heavy winds could throw debris such as branches or dirt onto your roof. Some of these may be large enough to cause significant damage to your roofing system. Your roofing contractor will then inspect your roof for any leftover debris, cracked or missing shingles, or large granules at the end of your downspout. To prevent this from occurring, make sure that you trim tree branches that are near your home, especially if they are overhanging it. Once everything is documented, you can go ahead and file your claim.
Searching for a residential gutter installation and storm damage expert? Call on NC Rebuild, Inc. Our goal is to renew, revive, and restore your home. Trust in our experts to help you with your future roofing projects. Call us at (919) 625-5453 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Raleigh and the rest of NC.