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How You Can Identify Storm Damage In Your Home

November 04, 20222 min read

Find storm damage right after the storm

Storm damage can be detrimental to the foundation of your home. It usually starts with your roof, and it’s not always easy to identify. 

You need to check for damage after severe weather so you don’t have an expensive problem on your hands in the future.

Fixing the problem early will be cheaper and safer for you and your family. IMPACT roofing has fixed countless roofs after storms, and we’ve learned exactly how to identify damage even if it isn’t immediately obvious.

By the end of this article you will know exactly how to find storm damage in your roof so you can nip the problem in the bud earlier rather than later. 

5 tips to help you find the damage

Check for water spots

If you find standing water or wet areas in your home anywhere that water is not supposed to be, you should contact a roofing contractor immediately. They should put down an emergency tarp right away to mitigate any further damage.

Take a look at your roof

If you see any shingles on your roof that don’t look right, it’s a good sign that your roof did suffer some damage. If any shingles are moved around slightly or have physical damage like welts or holes, contact a roofing contractor immediately.

Check the accessories on your roof

If you see any visual damage on other parts of your roof – like a chimney or vent — you know that you need a repair. The roofing company will use a special kind of chalk to confirm your suspicions.

Check your gutter and gutter guards

If your gutters aren’t draining properly or they’ve been damaged by the roof, you should attempt to unclog them to prevent any further damage. However, your safety is the number one priority. Don’t climb up to your roof if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. Call a roofing contractor and they will do the assessment or safely repair it or you.

Walk the perimeter of your home to look for other damage

Your roof isn’t the only part of your home that can be damaged by a storm. If you suspect storm damage. Check all the doors, windows, and other openings in your home's foundation to see if the damage goes farther than your roof.

Identify damage then find the right contractor for your repair

Once you’re sure that your roof has been damaged, you should contact an insurance adjuster to get an estimate for the insurance claim on the repair. 

Then find the right roofing contractor for you and fix your home soon so it doesn’t come back to bite you later.

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