What To Do When You Get Storm Damage

When you suspect that your roof may be damaged, it’s important to act quickly. This post provides easy-to-follow steps.

  1. Damage Assessment

Assess the damage done to your roof after a severe storm. Use binoculars to locate damaged areas and estimate their square footage. Take note of any exposed or missing materials. Also, observe the shade and color of the materials.

2. Temporary Fixes Can Minimize Damage to Property

Place a garbage can or bucket under the leaks if there is serious damage above an interior space. Remove any valuables to avoid further damage. If there is significant damage, it may be necessary to waterproof the area quickly using a strapped-tarping technique. Smaller repairs can be made immediately by shingling.

3. Contact Your Insurance Provider

Assess if the damages are large enough to be covered by home insurance. It may be advantageous to use homeowner’s coverage in times of natural disasters, such as when residential areas are affected by a hurricane. Be aware that contractors can get busy during such times.

4. Hire a Reliable Roofer to Fix Your Roof

Always hire a certified professional roofing contractor if you are going to hire one privately. Avoid contractors in the area due to a natural disaster. Traveling contractors that follow storms may not have a good reputation and may provide substandard work.

For a free evaluation of your roof, if you notice any of the above signs or feel unsure about it, contact the experts at Old Time Roofing.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roof repair in Saint Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.