Storm and Hurricane Season: Roof Tips

Jun 8, 2023 | Tips

After a hurricane or major storm, it’s important to assess and address any damage to your roof identify and prevent issues:

  1. Ensure safety: Safety should be your top priority. Wait until it’s safe to go outside and inspect your roof. Watch out for downed power lines, debris, or unstable structures.
  2. Conduct a visual inspection: Carefully inspect your roof from the ground to assess any visible damage. Look for missing or damaged shingles, loose or displaced flashing, sagging areas, or any other signs of significant damage.
  3. Document the damage: Take photos or videos of the damage as evidence for insurance claims. Document any visible signs of roof damage from multiple angles.
  4. Temporary repairs: If you notice any obvious roof damage that may cause further issues, consider performing temporary repairs to minimize water intrusion. This could involve using tarps, plywood, or other materials to cover exposed areas.
  5. Contact your insurance company: Report the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide them with documented evidence and follow their instructions for filing a claim. Keep records of all communication and documentation.
  6. Hire a professional roofer: Engage a qualified roofing contractor to assess the damage and provide an estimate for repairs. It’s advisable to work with licensed and insured professionals who have experience in post-storm roof inspections and repairs.
  7. Complete repairs: Once you’ve received approval from your insurance company, schedule the repairs with your chosen roofing contractor. They will address the identified issues, replace damaged shingles, repair flashing, or undertake any necessary repairs to restore the roof’s integrity.
  8. Monitor for hidden damage: Some roof damage may not be immediately apparent. Keep an eye out for signs of leaks, water stains on walls or ceilings, or any other unusual symptoms. If you notice any concerns, contact your roofing professional to investigate further.
  9. Take preventive measures: Consider reinforcing your roof against future storms. This may involve installing hurricane straps or clips to secure the roof structure, trimming nearby trees to minimize potential impact, or reinforcing vulnerable areas.

Remember, if you’re not experienced with roof repairs, it’s best to leave the inspection and repairs to Hall Roofing Solutions. We have the knowledge and expertise to identify hidden damage and ensure the roof is restored safely and effectively. Plus, we’ll work with your insurance company. Contact us and schedule a free roof inspection.