Handy Tips for Dealing With Storm Damage
March 20, 2018
It’s easy to be complacent after a storm, especially if you can’t see any obvious signs of damage on your home. What most homeowners fail to understand, however, is that even the wind alone can cause significant damage to your roof, enough for it to warrant repairs or even a replacement. Rapid Roofing, the roofing and seamless gutter installation expert, shares tips on how you can properly deal with storm damage.
Determine the Extent of the Damage
Hurricanes and hailstorms can tear shingles off your roof or damage it with tree branches. This is why after a storm, the first thing you should do is inspect your property for any damage. We recommend checking your attic for water damage. This is evident in the water stains on your ceilings and walls. You can also inspect your roof from the ground by looking for dark areas that mean there could be loose or missing shingles. Document the damage with photos.
Going up to a roof is risky, especially for untrained homeowners, so we recommend turning to a professional like Rapid Roofing for inspections. After determining the extent of the damage, we’ll provide you with emergency roof repair services to restore your roof’s condition.
Hire a Professional
Once you have proof of the damage, you should hire a reputable roofer to handle the repairs. Be sure to work with a contractor that can provide high-quality services and will stand by their work for a long time. We also recommend choosing one that can help you deal with your insurance claim as this can be a complicated task.
Our team can document your roof’s damage and provide the necessary paperwork and repair estimates. This will help the claims process move as quickly as possible. Aside from roof repairs, we can also provide you with installation and repair services for gutters to ensure your entire roofing system is in excellent shape.
Looking for a professional contractor to handle your roofing system? Turn to Rapid Roofing. Call us at (734) 234-5900 to learn more about our services. You can also request a free estimate. We serve Ann Arbor and nearby Michigan communities.