What to do when your roof suffers storm damageNovember 2, 2018
This year we have had a lot of storms, and a lot of wind! We have received many calls from home owners concerned about their roof after bad weather. It’s important to understand the steps that should be taken when your home’s roof has been damaged.
The first step is the figure out how badly your roof was damaged. If you are uncomfortable accessing your roof’s damage, call a professional. If not, you need to assess approximately how much damage was done, which will help you when discussing this with your insurance company or roofing contractor. Try to estimate the general square footage of your roof and note specific details of the area that received the damage. If you are comfortable on a ladder, you can get a better, close up look. Check your roof for signs of exposed plywood, tarpaper, loose nails or missing shingles.
If your roof has been damaged, water can leak into your home causing further harm. If your roof is leaking, remove anything in the area that could be affected, put a large bucket under the leak, and call a professional to come and tarp your roof. If you want to tarp your roof yourself, please see this information video for GAF Roofing, on the proper way to install a tarp on your roof.
Next you are going to want to contact your insurance company. They will send out a representative to help access and clarify what you are or aren’t covered for. You will also want to call a local, reputable roofing contractor to come out right away. With such bad weather this year, contractors become busy very quickly fixing and replacing roofs.
If your roof was damaged in a storm, give us a call at 905-999-5751 and we would be happy to come out and access the damage, and give you our professional opinion and a free, no obligation quote.