If you reside in an area where severe storm events frequently occur, then you’re no stranger to the damage that your roof may sustain after a storm passes. But before you pull out the ladder from your garage and inspect the damage to your property, consider these do’s and don’ts tips of roofing after a storm.
DO Get an Professional Inspection
After ensuring that building occupants are safe and secure, the best thing to do is bring in the professionals. Some property owners turn to a roofing company offering storm-damaged roof services, while others get an independent third party inspector. Remember to ask for license and credentials if applicable. This helps you avoid storm chasers who are only in it for a quick buck.
DO Document the Damage
During the inspection, make sure the roof repairs expert takes photos of every damaged exterior component and other elements that need to be cleaned up, such as downed wires and fallen tree branches on your roof. Other common issues include leaks or dark spots on the ceiling and walls, broken shingles on the ground and damage to siding.
DON’T Go Up On the Roof
Any significant water damage, including roof leaks, can make a roof unstable. If you insist on going up on an unstable roof, your roof could end up in a much worse condition. Keep you and your family safe by leaving the inspection to the pro’s.
DON’T Hire the First Person to Knock On Your Door
Contractors who knock on people’s doors after a storm and offer roof replacement or repair service deals that sound a little too good to be true are called storm chasers. These people are typically from out of town. They will find desperate homeowners with damaged roofs and try to offer shoddy workmanship, often at a discounted price, to make profit.
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