Strong winds, heavy rain and flying debris from a storm can easily damage your roofing system. That’s why you should conduct a thorough roof inspection after any storm passes to determine if you’ll need a new roofing system. Read on as Exterior Source, the area’s home improvement expert, discusses a few things you should know about storm damage restoration:
Ways a Storm Can Damage Your Roof
The strong winds from a storm can cause branches from nearby trees to fall on your roof. This can damage the shingles, causing roof leaks. The rain can also enter cracks and gaps in your roofing system and damage the roof’s structure. If present, hail can also cause your shingles to crack. Lastly, strong enough winds can cause your roofing shingles to get blown off, exposing your roof’s vulnerable underlayment and decking.
Why You Should Get a Roof Inspection ASAP
As a roof and vinyl siding expert, we highly recommend calling a professional and getting a roof inspection as soon as possible after a storm. Even if your roof appears to have no visible damage, small and unnoticeable cracks might have formed because of a storm. A small roof leak can cause costly water damage over time, and water can travel far when it enters a leak. A timely roof inspection can also help you if you plan on calling your insurance company.
Things to Remember When Restoring Your Roof
Most importantly, find a reputable contractor. This means a company with a proven reputation and excellent local references to ensure that your roof repair or roof replacement project is successful. Avoid any contractors that go door-to-door and pressure homeowners into hiring them immediately. These are often “storm chasers” who perform low-quality, sloppy work, with no warranties.
In addition, we install fiber cement siding, replace windows, build decks and perform other home improvement services for our customers. We are also fully licensed and insured. Call us at (804) 275-5323, if you are in , and (757) 464-2060 if you are in Tidewater to learn more about our services and products.