Storm Damage Roofing Repair
Has your roof sustained damage due to a recent storm?
Depending on the force of the wind or the size of the hail, mother nature is known for causing havoc and leaving a trail of broken trees, mangled gutters, and damaged roofs.
The Roofing Experts at TK Roofing can Help.
Our team of experienced and certified roofing contractors understand how storms impact your roof and how to efficiently repair it.
Assessing Roof Damage Due to Storm
While some roof damage is obvious, such as massive holes, leaks, or seeing shingles on the side of your home, there are instances that damage could slip beneath the cracks.
Hurricanes and tornadoes are obvious culprits for wind damage. However, don’t overlook the power of a typical thunderstorm. The straight-line burst of wind from a common storm can cause roof damage, along with the accompanying hail and potential debris.
If your home recently withstood a storm (or even if it has been a while), here are a few steps you can take to assess storm damage to your roof.
Look For Any Signs Of Roof Damage Visible From The Ground
Look for shingles that are loose or have completely blown off. Check around the house for shingles, as well. Pay attention to metal flashing around chimneys. If possible, check vents, exhaust piping, or other protrusions from your roof for clear damage.
Check Inside For Any Signs Of Leaks
This is typically the surefire sign of roof damage that is impossible to ignore. If you have an attic, that is the first place to look for leaks after a storm.
Check For Hail Damage
If you see something from the ground that catches your attention, you may have the impulse to climb up to get a better view. However, a roof is a dangerous place to walk around, especially if it is still wet and slippery. Slipping and falling off a roof is a legitimate concern. That is why you need to contact a professional roofing repair company like TK Roofing for an inspection.
Check out our article 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Roof Inspected After A Storm for more information on keeping your roof safe.
Signs of Storm Damage
When it comes to storms, there are three main forces at work against your roof and home – wind, debris, and rain/hail. Let’s break these down a little bit further
Do You Need an Emergency Roof Repair?
This can include a heavy tree branch falling on your roof, major leakage due to torn/blown away shingles, a tarp is needed to prevent expensive water damage, or if a fire has burned a section of your roof.
4 Steps to Take if You Have an Emergency Roof Situation
1. Stay Calm
More often than not, roof damage appears more catastrophic to a homeowner than a professional roofing repair company. Stay calm, yet alert, and focus on the following steps.
2. Protect the Best You Can
To minimize interior damage, try covering holes over living areas with plastic tarp or waterproof material. You can also utilize buckets or tubs to collect water to prevent floor damage.
3. Call an Emergency Roof Repair Contractor
The sooner you act and call an emergency roofing repair contractor, the less damage your home will endure.
That is why you need to contact TK Roofing and Repair as quickly as possible if you have severe emergency roof damage.
Call (330) 858-2616 and we can help you start the repair process.
4. Contact Your Insurance Company
After you contact a roof repair company, give your insurance company a call. Your insurance company may cover temporarily staying at a hotel or other living area during your roof repair. They will also send an adjuster to determine the significance of damage and the worth of your claim
Contact TK Roofing and Gutters
If you’ve recently experienced a severe storm, it is critical to get a professional opinion on the condition of your roof.
Similar to most problems in life, it is always better to take care of issues early before they become bigger, and more expensive, problems. Roof damage due to a severe storm is no exception. Your roof and home are very literally your shelter and protection, so it is very important to keep everything in the best condition as possible.
It may be tempting to walk outside, glance up at your roof, and assume that it is fine because you don’t see any obvious damage. However, as we listed above, a significant amount of damage is only visible to a professional or from the vantage point of on top of your roof.
That is why you need to contact the professionals roofers at TK Roofing and Gutters. Click the button below for a Free Storm Damage Roofing Repair Consultation today.