26 Apr Professional Roof Inspection To Assess Storm Damage
If you’ve experienced damage to your roof after a storm it’s extremely important that you are working with a professional to assess and repair the damages. There are many homeowners that will attempt fixes on the roof after storm damage but typical storm damage can often be much more extensive than what you can fix up with just traditional materials. A professional roofing inspection can help you find more about the damages you may not be aware of. An inspector will be able to let you know more about whether or not a complete roof replacement will be required or if professional repairs will keep your roof in good working order. Here are some of the top benefits that a professional can provide for your post storm roofing inspection.
Any inspection will start by looking at the main stability of your roof. This can include a full review of the support surrounding your roof and if they’ve been buckled by the force of the storm. The stability check will make sure that after your roof has had the forces of various storms placed on it, it will be in a position to keep you safe.
A Review of Your Shingles
The shingles surrounding your roof will also need to be reviewed by an inspector. These are analyzed based on how strong they are and if they are beginning to break down or fall off. A roofing inspection professional will be able to do a full assessment to see if these materials have been compromised and if it’s possible to keep your roof at its strongest by removing the old materials.
Checking for Leaks
A professional will be able to take a look around your roof and spot not only the most noticeable leaks but also see spots that need to be patched up to prevent leaks in the future. Taking a look at some areas that could cause serious leaks or areas at the joints and bends where leaks will occur later is important.
Looking At Your Insulation
A roofing professional will also be able to look at the insulation surface around your roofing systems. If your insulation has been harmed during this storm or exposed to the storm, this could make issues potentially worse or lead to ongoing water damage. The insulation needs to be monitored to make sure that it can be appropriately patched and covered.
Working with a roofing professional is important if you’re going to make an insurance claim for your roof. If you are going to be paying for your roofing work through an insurance claim, you need to make sure that an inspector is qualified before you make the claim.
Checking The Flashing
Areas of your flashing can also become quite damaged during a major storm event. If you need to keep your roof leak free, you will need to consider the option to fix up flashing elements where your roof could be prone to leaks and damage. A roofing professional will be able to assess these areas and keep your roof safe.
Contact us today if your roof has been affected by storm damage. We can perform an assessment on the structural integrity of your roof and examine each of the systems that could be affected. Our team has experience with insurance claims and we can make sure you will experience the best results from your roofing repairs.