Even if a storm did not produce a significant amount of wind, hail or rain, that does not mean that your roof did not sustain any damage or may warrant a replacement. After a hailstorm, hurricane, tornado or even a thunderstorm has passed, ensure that you check the physical condition of the roof itself. A prime example of when you should evaluate the condition of the roof after certain weather incidents have passed would be a thunderstorm. Thunderstorms can sometimes consist of straight-line burst of winds between 50–75 mph, they can topple trees, bring power lines down as well as blow debris onto your house. Once a storm has passed, you need to ensure that you check your roof for anything that may indicate that it may have been damaged by hail, wind or any other source as well as to document said problems before you contact your insurance company. In addition to that, you may need to contact a reputable roofing contractor that specializes in storm damage roof repair.
1) Locate Roof Damage
Tornadoes, thunderstorms, hurricanes and hailstorms can rip off roof shingles, as well as damage your roof by blowing tree branches onto it. Therefore, ensure that you utilize these steps to check for instances of any storm related damage that may have affected your roof:
– One of the first areas you need to check is your attic. Therefore, check your attic to determine if you can spot any signs of a leak, and check for any instances of water stains on your walls and your ceiling. If so, you may need repairs or possibly even a roof replacement.
-You will also need to go outside and evaluate your roof from the ground to see if there are any missing shingles or any stray pieces of metal, such as the metal pieces that surround your chimney. You will also need to evaluate the condition of valleys, exhaust pipes, outer edges and the angles where the walls meets the roof.
– If the storm resulted in any amount of hail, in addition to checking your roof, you should check for damages to the exterior of the siding on your home looking for any dents or indentations.
2) Contact Your Insurance Company
If you realize that your roof has sustained any damage, the first thing you should do is to document the damages and contact your insurance company so that they can evaluate the situation and advise if you will need to file a claim. Once you have contacted your insurance company, you will need to contact a reputable roofing contractor, such as Acord Roofing who specializes in storm damage roof repair in Kansas City. An appointment can be scheduled for one of their certified roofing experts to come out and give you an itemized estimate of the damages.
3) Contact The Right Kind Of Roofing Contractor
There’s a high chance that you may have over a dozen roofing companies that operate within close proximity of your place of residence. As such, how do you locate the best company? Well for starters,be sure that the roofing company that you use has certified professional contractors. A contractor who does not have an adequate amount of training or has never been in a safety program, may end up causing more damage to your property. In addition to this, avoid ‘storm chasers’ and go for a reputable roofing company that has been in the industry for many years. You should also check to determine if the company insures their contractors as well. If you use a contractor who is not insured, you could be held liable if the contractor injures him/herself while they are in the midst of completing a project on your property.
Springtime in Kansas City equals thunderstorms and tornado season. When you are searching for a reputable, reliable, roofing contractor who knows the business and knows this city and its weather patterns, think of Acord Roofing first!