How to Check Your Roof for Damage After a Storm
Severe weather with high winds can take a serious toll on your roof. If you think your roof may have sustained damage in a storm, you should check it out as soon as it is safe to do so.
Of course, we recommend you have a professional perform the inspection if at all possible. According to the National Safety Council, more than 30,000 people suffer injuries from falls involving ladders each year, and over 6,000 people die from falls each year. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and our roofing professionals have gone through our extensive safety training programs that includes fall protection.
A thorough inspection of your roof will identify potential issues before further damage occurs. While loose or missing shingles are fairly easy to spot even from the ground with binoculars, a few other signs of damage will require closer examination. Things to look for will include buckling, curling or blistering shingles. Loose material or wear around chimneys is another warning sign. Finally, an excessive amount of granules from shingles in the gutters can indicate a problem, as well as put too much weight on your gutters.
While your homeowner’s insurance can help cover repairs from storm damage, it’s important to submit your claim promptly. You should also provide a quote from a reputable Louisville, Cincinnati or Lexington roofing company. We can help you with the process.