After a storm has passed, it is important to examine your roof and look for even the smallest amount of damage to your home. You never know when a small issue can turn into an expensive problem for the roof if left unaddressed.
For example, when hail hits asphalt shingles, the granules can be shaken loose without the damage being apparent from the ground. The hail will then push the granules into the matting which will expose the shingles to UV rays and the outdoor elements. Over time this leads to premature deterioration for your shingles. If you wait to check your roof and let minimal damage become a problem, your homeowner’s insurance claim could be denied. This may leave you with a steep repair bill you weren’t planning on.
Here’s what you need to look out for after a storm:
- Missing Shingles
- Visible Granule Loss
- Visible Water Leaks
- Hail-Damaged Shingles
- Clogged Or Broken Gutters And/Or Downspouts
- Ice Dams
3 steps you need to take to protect your home after a storm:
- Stay Aware – It’s important to stay vigilant, because you never know what could be damaged or loose from the storm.
- Take Notes And Pictures – Once it is safe, document any damages you can easily see. Write them down and take pictures for proof, because your insurance company will need this information.
- Call A Professional Roofing Contractor – Once you have gathered what you can see, call a professional roofing contractor that you trust to come evaluate the damage.
At Precise Exteriors, we’re here to help you keep your home safe! We proudly serve Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin as the roofing company with full exterior remodeling, repair, and insurance claims services.
Contact us today for a free inspection of your home for storm damage. Our professional roofers will inspect your roof and deal with your home insurance. You can get the repairs started on your home while we deal with your homeowner’s insurance company over the small details that will only stress you out. By contacting us right after a storm you can rest easy knowing your roof and family will be taken care of!