A Damaged Roof is hazardous; plain and simple!
So you think your roof might be damaged by the recent storms, but how do you know for sure?
You may be asking yourself, “Where do I start? Should I call my insurance company?” Or “How do I know if someone is just trying to sell me a roof I don’t need?”
|Step 1- Inspection||Step 2- Damage Assessment||Step 3- Roof Repair|
For many people, this may be their first time filing a claim with their homeowners’ insurance, and it can be a confusing process.
Step 1 – Inspection
The first step in the process is to simply identify damage. As easy as this sounds, it can oftentimes be harder than it seems.
That’s why it’s always best to have an experienced roofing professional help you get started by doing a complete inspection of your property. Millions of dollars worth of damage go unpaid every year because of a well-meaning neighbor, friend or relative who will offer to inspect for damage.
No doubt they will be able to spot the severe and obvious damage. However, the more subtle damage is just as important, and left un-repaired will considerably reduce the life of the roof.
Signs that your roof might have hail damage can be seen in other parts of the house. Soft metal damage can be easy to spot because of the permanent dents that are left by the hail. Exhaust vents, attic vents, gutters, and downspouts are a good place to start.
Damage to your siding almost always means damage to your roof. The steeper the surface, the less impact the hail will have. Hail will tend to glance off of the side of a house, but the slope of a roof allows for a much stronger impact. So when you see holes through your vinyl siding your roof is most likely damaged as well. Look also for small cracks in the siding which are harder to spot.
Proper assessment protocol includes:
- Comprehensive assessment by a trained technician
- Interior / exterior inspection
- Detailed report explained in plain language so you can make an educated decision
IMPORTANT: Do not risk climbing onto a damaged roof yourself, have a professional come take a look at it instead.
(Dangers Can include Falling off the roof and falling through weakened sections of the structure.)
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Step- 2 Damage assessment
Damage assessment – although typically done at the same time as inspection –
Is a distinctly different and equally important, part of the process.This step is necessary to determine what, if any, demolition and/or restoration must be done to the physical structure in order to ensure adequate repairs to damaged areas are done.
Examples of this being critically important are when tree limbs fall on your home.
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Step 3 – Roof Repair or Replacement
Every roofing job is a little different – The amount of damage, the type of punctures, the extent of the damage – It always requires an experts approach. This is, when an experienced inspector is invaluable. You want to make sure that you are working with someone who understands how structures are built and insurance works.
This process Consists of three basic parts
- Shingle and Debris removal
- Structural repairs to wood and interior
- Application of new roofing material and water testing.