Benefits of having a professional roof inspection to assess storm damage
After a storm, you are left with the responsibility of making sure your roof did not sustain any damages. This can be quite difficult to do especially if you do not have any prior knowledge of roof structures. There are obvious signs of roof damage like when a tree falls on top of the roof. However, if you miss anything important that might be hard to see with the naked eye, your roof becomes a safety hazard in the near future when your roof’s conditions worsen with time.
Inspection from the ground up
A professional roofer looks for the little details one might miss during the inspection. They begin to work from the ground up and look for any missing shingles on the surrounding floor of your home. They then move up to see the conditions where the roof, chimney, gutters and siding/walls might have prevailed during the storm. Roofers will also quickly take note of any dents, as well as, inspect outer layers and the inside of your home if needed.
Once a storm has passed, it is advised you stay inside your home and refrain from coming out to inspect the area right away. Falling debris does not always fall on the spot and could be seconds away from causing you harm. You should call a roofer to begin the assessment for you. Roofers will make sure it is safe to move forward and begin the process. They will use an adjustable ladder (longer ones if needed), helmet and other safety gear. Climbing tall roof structures requires agility and cautiousness that a professional roofer is highly trained for.
Help with insurance claims
Calling your home’s insurance after storm damage will help you determine rather you need to file a claim. It is always good to have a second head of eyes in case the insurance company misses anything. Professional roofers will carefully assess the structure, give the insurance agents key points they might have missed, take pictures and work closely with them to make sure the claim is done correctly.
Saves you money on energy bills
The fee to hire a contractor to inspect your roof after storm damage will quickly outweigh the costs that you will save on your energy bills. Keeping up with regular inspections will ensure you are not contacting a roofing company only when storm damage has occurred. Instead of getting the entire roof replaced, for instance, you might only need a few shingles replaced.
Protect your roof from the storm and contact our licensed company Alliance Roofing in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. A certified roof inspector will assess your roof in no time and make sure you receive top-notch quality repairs and services. We also offer free estimates on residential and commercial roofing. Call us now at 251-580-7663.