Most of us don’t spend much time on our roof–with good reason. It’s dangerous up there if you don’t know what you’re doing. We often don’t know about problems unless there’s a leak. But homeowners can have storm damage they don’t even know about–and miss out on valuable insurance benefits. A routine roof inspection often uncovers damage that could lead to big problems down the road. Getting your roof inspected can help you catch wind, hail and rain damage before it leads to leaks and other significant problems. The good news is that homeowners insurance generally covers storm damage. However, you have to identify and document damage to make a claim. That’s why regular inspections from a qualified roofing company make sense, even if you don’t think you have damage.
What Are Signs of Storm Damage to My Roof?
Summer in Northern Virginia usually means at least a few summer storm doozies– wind, hail, downed trees, and rain. But in most cases, you can’t see storm damage from the ground. That’s why it’s best to get a professional on the roof ASAP. Here are a few common signs of storm damage:
- Indentations on shingles
- Damage to metal flashing
- Broken shingles
- Warped or broken shingles
- Missing shingles
- Creases and tears on shingles
- Leaking roofs
- Missing shingles
- Puddles or water bubbles in your ceiling
Downed trees or broken limbs are usually a more evident and urgent situation than other storm damage. Tree damage requires great care and experience to inspect as it can create potentially dangerous situations.
Remember your roof isn’t the only storm damage your insurance company may cover. Your inspector should also check:
Getting the Most from Your Roof Inspection: Hire the Best
If you suspect storm damage, a roof inspection can prevent severe water damage before it’s too late. It can also ensure you get repairs or a complete replacement through your insurance company. That’s why choosing a roofing company with decades of experience in dealing with insurance claims is essential. At DryHome Roofing & Siding, when our experienced team completes an inspection and finds storm damage, we’ll walk you through the insurance claims process. It’s actually pretty simple and requires a minimal amount from you. In many cases, this leads to complete coverage of replacement or repair. DryHome sends an expert technician who takes digital photos and reviews the damage with you. We’ll provide an estimate for replacement or repair to your insurance company–we’ll even meet with the adjuster at your home to ensure they don’t overlook any issues. Our firm is known around the region for accuracy, integrity, and professionalism. We can help you get what you’re entitled to through insurance and prevent further damage down the road. If you’re not sure about roof damage, let us go up and take a look. The results may surprise you.