There are plenty of ways that a storm can cause damage to your home. The word storm includes any major weather event, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, to less major weather events, such as heavy rains, high winds, hail, lightning, and more. All of these have the potential to pose a significant threat to your home and your roof. Keep reading to learn about repairing storm damage to your roof.
Finding the Damage
First and foremost, you need to be able to find the damage on your roof. Roof damage is sometimes hard to spot from the ground. After a storm is over and it’s safe to go outside again, you’ll want to inspect the entire area around your home, including every part of your roof. This is key in getting any damages repaired in a timely manner before they get worse and lead to other problems. You’ll want to look for the following things:
- Leaks and water damage in your attic
- Leaks inside of your home
- Missing shingles or metal flashing
- Tree branches or debris on your roof
- Dents on your roof from hail
Repairing the Damage
Once you have actually pinpointed where the damages are, you will need to take the necessary steps in successfully repairing them. Some people may consider repairing damages themselves, but it’s probably in your best interest to get a professional to do the job. This way you can have peace of mind knowing that your roof is fixed properly and able to sufficiently protect your home and your family again. Repairs that are done improperly will only put your roof at risk of developing further problems, which in turn can lead to safety concerns and more costly repairs in the future.
Please contact us at Vera Roofing & Construction so we can help you find and repair any damages that your roof may have suffered after a storm.