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What to Do After Suffering Roof Storm Damage: Next Steps for Restoration

A severe storm can be a frightening experience, particularly if it was severe enough to damage your property. After it passes and you’re able to safely leave your home, follow these steps to assess any roof storm damage. Explore your roofing contractor possibilities in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois to receive dependable restoration services.

Schedule a Roof Inspection

Start the process by scheduling a professional roof inspection from a reputable roofing contractor. An Owens Corning Preferred Contractor with experience in storm damage repair, like DuraShield Contracting, will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the damage.

It’s critical to have a professional inspect your roof, since many issues are only visible from on top of the roof. Attempting to climb onto your roof after a severe storm is dangerous because of potential debris or compromised support structures.

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Identify the Type of Damage

Once your trusted contractor, like DuraShield, arrives to assess any roof damage, they will look for one or more of these issues:

  • Debris on your roof
  • Missing roofing material
  • Cracked, loose or chipped materials
  • Warping, sagging or other signs of structural damage

Most roof damage occurs from strong winds, large hail, standing water or falling debris. This means intense rain, hail and wind are all signs that a storm may cause damage. Don’t wait until you see signs of a roof leak to request an inspection.

If you have asphalt shingles, there could also be significant granule loss which can reduce the effectiveness of your roof. In addition to granule loss, asphalt shingles are also more susceptible to hail damage which can also reduce the effectiveness of your roof.

Fallen branches and other debris are common after a storm. Without removing these from your roof, they can clog your gutters and damage roofing materials. They may also fall unexpectedly, creating hazardous conditions in your yard. While you may be able to see some debris from your yard, a thorough inspection requires a professional rooftop assessment.

damaged shingles from severe weather

Check for the Severity of the Damage

Some roofs remain unscathed after serious storms, while others can be damaged by a typical rainstorm. Ask an expert contractor about wind- and water-resistant roofing materials that can stand up to local storms and high winds. DuraShield offers a number of durable materials for a full roof replacement.

A full inspection should include the gutters, vents, windows, siding and roof deck. An experienced contractor can recommend a repair or replacement service, depending on the severity of the damage.

If you are planning on filing an insurance claim, it is always advisable to get your roof inspected for any new damages resulting from the storm. Odds are this will be required to file a claim with your insurance provider, but in these scenarios it is best to get multiple opinions to ensure you get an accurate estimate for the damages.

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Find a Reliable Roofing Contractor

It’s important to work with a team, like DuraShield, that you can trust after a damaging storm. A qualified roofing contractor is highly experienced in identifying and fixing storm damage. You should also expect to receive the highest quality of replacement materials if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.

At DuraShield Contracting, we take roof inspections seriously. We thoroughly check your home for signs of damage and recommend the highest quality replacement roofing. Ask about clay roof tiles, slate roofing and other iconic options. These elevated roofing solutions come with generous warranties and personalized designs.

Schedule a Roof Storm Damage Repair with DuraShield Contracting

Restore your home and protect your property from another severe storm. Contact DuraShield Contracting today to repair hail damage to your roof. Our team is highly experienced in storm damage assessment and repair services. Take this opportunity to enjoy a thorough repair or a full roof replacement project to add value to your home.

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