Most of the time, damage to your roof is really out of your – or anyone’s control. Today, we’re going to discuss what some of the most common forms of roof damage are and what some of the things are up front and along the way that you can do to at the very least – mitigate the chances of your roof becoming damaged.
Here are some common forms of roof damage and how you can help your own cause. Let’s jump right in!
Whether it’s hail, ice, snow, or wind – the elements can most certainly do a number on your roof. Especially in places like Tampa, FL where our roofs are exposed to some pretty strong elements – if you know a major storm is headed your way – do a quick walk around your home to check your roof prior to the storm and then a second one once it’s passed. You’ll want to look for:
- Missing/damaged shingles
- Curling on the edges of shingles
- Damaged chimneys
- Any sagging and or pooling water
- Damaged flashing
Any surface that gets pounded by thousands of tiny ice pellets, or has to deal with windcreep underneath its shingles – is likely going to be only to take only so much before there’s some sort of damage.
What do I do?
The most important thing you can do right off the bat is to call a professional or the company who installed the roof. Document the damage, schedule an inspection and get an idea of what you need in order to pay for the repairs. Then we 100% advise to file an insurance claim. You have homeowners insurance for a reason.
Next you’ll want to compare some estimates. We definitely recommend getting a few as well – as this’ll insure you get the best deal and help make sure you’re not getting scammed by either party. Once your funding is secured, it’ll then be time to schedule your repairs and get it fixed. Getting your roof repaired as soon as possible is important. Letting it linger could lead to even more, potentially even more costly damage.
Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful! If you have roof damage, be sure to reach out to a professional as soon as possible. Until then – Good luck!