Knowing how to check for roof damage after a storm can be crucial. If there was a recent storm with high winds or hail and nothing seems to have been damaged on the exterior of your home, it’s still a good idea to get your roof checked by professional roofing contractors.
When winds are coming in at 50 to 60 miles per hour tree limbs and debris can cause unnoticeable damage.
Most of your roof cannot be inspected unless you are physically on top of the roof. Getting on the roof and inspecting it needs to be done by a professional.
Although, there are ways to check for roof damage without getting on top of your roof. We put together a quick list of ways to spot roof damage after a recent storm. You want to be prepared for a storm when it comes.
How to Check for Roof Damage After a Storm in Florida
Check your attic for any water damage or leaks. Also check your ceiling and walls for any water stains.
Look for missing shingles on the ground, or any missing soffit, or fascia boards. Do a quick walk around your home to see if you notice any damage.
Make sure no trees fell on your roof. If a tree did fall on your roof, make sure you stay out of your home until a professional can assess the situation and make recommendations.
Stay away from getting on top of the roof. It can be extremely dangerous for you to go on the roof yourself to assess the damage..
Call Your Home Insurance Company
After a heavy storm passes through your home in Florida, you will want to check for any roof damage from the hail, wind, or debris. Its best to have an inspection as soon as possible.
The reason you want to check your home sooner rather than later is because if there are any roof damages you may have to notify your insurance.
Some insurance companies can take a few days before they can send someone out to assess your roof damage from the recent storm, let alone fix the issue if there is one.
Contact Affordable Roofing
If you need a roof inspection or roof repairs do not hesitate to contact Affordable Roofing. We’ll come out to your home as fast as possible and check for any damages to make sure you and your family are safe.