Storms can happen anytime, but spring and summer are the seasons with the most activity. Strong storms can cause severe damage to your roof and make it difficult for you to live comfortably in your home. If you want to get a head start on storm season, here is what you need to know about how best to get started on repairing damaged roofs:
Get a Damage Estimate
After a huge storm rolls through, you may notice some shingles are broken from your roof or that your home is experiencing some leaks. The first step is to get an estimate for the damages and repairs needed, which can be done by a professional contractor or your insurance company.
Contact The Professionals
Emergency roof repair prevents small damages from becoming catastrophes. You should obtain emergency roof repair immediately after the storm has passed when you have a major leak or puncture from a storm. This is critical to lessen the impact of the damage and also necessary to file a claim with your insurance company within a certain time frame. With same-day service available, prompt recovery is possible.
Not all types of storm damage require emergency roof repair. Things like degranulation of your asphalt shingles or denting a metal roof are great indicators that damage has been done. We still recommend calling and scheduling an appointment.
Assess Damaged Materials
Try to identify if any of the damaged materials are still usable. If so, it may be more cost-effective to simply fix what needs fixing instead of replacing everything at once. In either case, before beginning work on repairing storm damage, make sure to assess the damaged materials.
Take Preventive Steps For Next Time
Inspect your roof before the next storm arrives, and identify any damaged areas that could lead to leaks or worse. You’ll want to find and fix these before they become major problems during an intense storm.
Roofing Experts of Norwalk
Our team of experienced and professional roofing contractors looks forward to serving Connecticut residents’ roofing needs. We can thoroughly examine the roof, identify the underlying problem, and make the needed corrections. Homeowners who notice any preceding concerns are urged to contact us as soon as possible.