How to Begin the Process of Assessing Storm Damage to your Roof

First things first, if roof damage is your paramount concern, it’s quite safe to assume that you still have walls that are present and a family that is still alive and also healthy. Each year storms seem to take more and more lives. Before assessing damage start off feeling positive that a roof is what you require. As you google exterior storm damage blaine mn, remember that some people aren’t so lucky. Yes, there will be legal issues. Just ask the average Florida resident what type of legal issues you can have with your insurance company. You might be surprised. We use them as a reference as storm damage is quite common there, but I digress. Let’s check that roof out now…

Everything Begins with an Exterior Walk Around and Examination

As you might have been able to probably guess, when the storm is over and everything is settled and safe, you are going to have to walk around the exterior of you home and examine your roof. You could require one spot repaired in order to prevent leaking or even several. You might be unlucky enough to require a whole new roof in order to prevent further leaking. The licensed professional that you chose to eventually assist you will be able to give you a better idea of what types of replacements you might be looking at. Let’s discuss what to look for as you walk the home though…

Missing or Damaged Roofing Tiles are Important

As you walk around, pay careful attention to the makeup of the roof. Are there spots where tiles are missing? Perhaps you even see tiles laying in the yard? Missing tiles are a pretty good indicator that you will leak (to some degree,) without a roof repair. Also, it’s important to pay attention to the quality of the tiles that are present on the roof still. Are they damaged? Are they broken? If you can, pick one up from the yard and examine the grains that cover it. Are the grains missing? You are going to want to have a good idea of the number of tiles missing and also damaged in comparison to the overall makeup your roof. If the area is high, don’t be surprised if you require a full roof replacement.

Check Where the Roofing Cement is

If cement is used within your roof’s design, how’s it coming? Does there appear to be cement missing or perhaps too much cement present? Storm winds can often drive the cement from underneath tiles and give the impression of too much. Like with the tiles, the devil is in the details.

Check out the Flashing, Gutters and other Hardware too!

The amount of damage that is present within your flashing, gutters and other hardware might be a good indicator of the health of your overall roof in general. Has any been tore off? Winds hard enough to do that will certainly likely have caused tile loss as well as other leak issues. It’s fairly safe to say that if hardware is loose, extensive damage will likely need to be repaired. You’re probably looking at the high end of the cost spectrum.