Essential Tips for Handling Storm DamageBy Stacy Mellete
Storms bring strong rains and even snow and hail. However, even wind alone can damage your roof enough to necessitate emergency repairs or storm damage restoration for your roofing system.
The first step to solving the issue of storm damage is proper assessment. While nothing can beat the thorough assessment of a professional roofer, you can give your roof a minor inspection to brace yourself for oncoming repairs.
With these helpful tips, you can better handle roofing issues caused by strong storms.
Look for Obvious Signs of Water Damage
Attic spaces are usually the first to tell the tale of roofing issues. If you notice signs of water damage such as warping and staining, you’ll need to call your roofer immediately. Other parts of your home that show clear signs include walls and ceilings.
Examine Things From the Ground
Even on the ground, you can already look for telltale signs of damage. Some things you can look out for are missing shingles or pieces of metal fascia. From the ground, you’ll also have a clear vantage point to assess the condition of exhaust pipes, valleys and even the outer edges of the roof. You can then contact your local trusted roofing contractor if you see obvious signs of disrepair.
As much as possible, avoid the temptation to go up on your roof to inspect the extent of the damage. Doing so can expose you to hazards. Again, a simple inspection from the ground will suffice. Make it a point to leave thorough examinations to qualified roofers as they have the expertise and know the proper safety measures.
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