Severe storms can strike at any time, causing damage to your roof, underlying home systems and disruption to your life. The damage may be immediately noticeable, such as missing shingles or a felled tree limb resting on your home. Other damage isn’t detected until later, such as water stains on your ceiling or musty odors from mold and mildew development.
Read on to learn what every homeowner should know about storm damage detection and storm restoration for your roof and home.
Following the Storm
Early detection of roof damage following a storm is imperative. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Missing and damaged shingles and tiles are obvious signs your roof has suffered damage.
Small hail impacts, shingle up-lifting and weakened flashing are common roof damage requiring storm restoration and aren’t as easy to detect with the naked eye from ground level.
It’s important to have your roof inspected by a qualified roofing contractor following severe storms. As soon as water penetrates your roofing materials to the substrate or deck, water damage to your roof and home begins no matter how slight or, ultimately, severe.
Your roofing system consists of many layers and inter-linking systems and parts. For example, your gutter system is very important to the structural integrity of your shingles and decking. Your attic insulation and ventilation are important systems for the integrity of your roof and, in turn, may incur damage when your roof suffers storm damage. One system helps or hurts the other.
Storm restoration may involve replacing wet insulation, replacing drywall, installing better attic ventilation and treating timber to help prevent rot and deterioration.
Who Do You Call?
Who you call for storm restoration is one of the most important decisions you face. After all, the quality of roofing services you receive is totally dependent upon the roofing company you choose to do business with now and in the future.
Only work with roofing contractors with proven track records for exceptional customer service, roofing repairs and home restoration. Check references and your local Better Business Bureau to see what customers say about the company you’re about to invite top your home.
If you have questions about storm restoration for your roof or home, contact the experts at Yellowhammer Roofing today! We’ll provide you a comprehensive free estimate of the project, and outline the best solutions for your roof and home.