The 2020 hurricane season caused more than $51 billion in damages to homes. As a homeowner, you should have a plan of action in the event of a hurricane warning. Furthermore, the roof gets overlooked in this planning. Being prepared for potential damage to your home will be critical in case you need roof repair.
A post storm inspection of your home will help you determine if you’re going to need to have storm damage roof repair from Huffaker Roofing and maintenance scheduled. We have some points that you can cover in the recovering phase after it’s been cleared for you to return after an evacuation.
Check the Inside of Your Home
Inspecting the home interior is the first step of the process to evaluate if there is any storm damage. Make sure to document with notes and pictures of your findings, this will help a lot in the roof repair and maintenance process.
- Are there any wet spots or sections on the ceilings or down any walls?
- Any signs or light coming in through the ceilings or walls of the top most level of your home?
- If it’s a while before you return, any visible warping or bending in walls or ceilings?
Visual Inspection of the Home Exterior
Obvious signs are downed power lines, fallen trees on the roof, objects embedded in the roof, missing shingles, and more. But sometimes if a tree hits the roof, it can roll off to the ground, and you may think it just fell where it was. Also, if anything hit the roof due to high winds, it may not still be there, but the damage left behind will be. Doing a proper walk through can find things not may not be as obvious. While these things may seem unrelated, they could be signs of roof damage. Again, be sure to document your findings.
- Windows and/or window sills
- Architectural or foundational
- Garage doors or other doorways
- Gutter systems
Stay On the Ground
You might have been tempted to grab your ladder and go up on the roof to inspect it, but this is not advised as there could be hidden structural dangers that are not visible unless there are any actual holes in your roof. This is where the professionals come in. They are trained and have the proper safety equipment to navigate your roof safely to determine any roof repair needs. You can do a thorough ground inspection for clues of roof damage.
- Shingles on the ground
- Debris from chimney caps, vents, etc
We Are Your Storm Damage Roof Repair Professionals
If you believe there is any storm roof damage to your home, you can contact our trusted roof repair professionals for an official roof inspection. We know what to look for and can recommend what needs to be done to get your roof back in top condition. While no one can prevent hurricane damage, you can be more ready for the next hurricane season with materials that are covered under warranties related to wind or storm damage.