Posted on: 24 February 2022Share
One of the important steps in protecting your family from heavy storms is having a strong roof. However, even the strongest roofs can be damaged by heavy storms, leading to broken or blown-out shingles or metal sheets. Whether your roof appears to be in perfect shape or not, it's important to have it inspected by a professional roofing contractor after a heavy storm. This ensures all the parts of the roofing system, like the flashing and gutters, are in good working condition. Here are the benefits of hiring a professional to inspect your roof after a storm.
Identify Potential Problems
Your roofing surface appearance may not accurately highlight the extent of the damage caused by a storm. It's important to have a roofing contractor thoroughly inspect the roof to identify potential damage that is difficult to spot from ground level, like broken or loose shingles or missing fascia support beams. This will help you avoid surprises and ensure potential damage is repaired in good time. Also, if you have insurance coverage for your roofing system, the damage report will help you report the damage and get compensation in good time.
Approximate Repair Costs
When it's time for repairs, you'll want an estimate broken down by material type and labor. How much are new shingles going to cost? What about all new gutters? If you are not an experienced roofer it can be challenging to approximate the costs. Getting accurate quotes will help you budget for the repair project and allow you to prepare in advance on how to finance it.
After a storm, your roofing system may not be as strong and secure as it was before. Climbing up the roof to analyze damage by yourself can be risky, as it exposes you to injuries and accidents. Professional roofing contractors are well trained to handle these risky tasks and they also have safety tools that can help minimize the risk of injuries. It's best to leave the damage assessment task to professionals to avoid exposing yourself and your loved ones to danger. Also, an inspection by a professional keeps you informed of the potential risks of having your roof in its current condition. If your roof poses a risk of falling off or causing injuries to your family, you can have it fixed immediately or move temporarily before it's repaired.
Every home needs a strong and stable roofing system to protect you and your property from weather conditions like rains, winds, snow, and others. If your roofing system was recently exposed to a heavy storm, it's important to get it inspected by a professional roofing contractor to ascertain it's in good condition.
Contact a roofing contractor for more information.