What To Do If Your Roof Has Storm Damage

The extreme rain and winds that come from hurricanes can cause significant damage to your property — especially to your roof. Just recently we witnessed Hurricane Ian devastate cities along Florida’s west coast and cause widespread storm damage throughout Central Florida.

Homeowners are facing costly repairs, back and forths with home insurance companies, and a whole lot of stress. So, what should you do if your roof has storm damage? It’s important to know what signs of damage to look for — and what to expect when working with a roofing contractor to repair storm damage.

Signs of Storm Damage

A walk around the exterior of your home can usually reveal any signs of storm damage to your roof, but sometimes damage isn’t as obvious.

  • Missing shingles, granule build up, or dents/dings to shingles.
  • Loose sealant & missing flashing along edges of the roof, and along skylights, chimneys, and vents.
  • Water damage on ceilings and in the attic.

After a hurricane rolls through Florida, it’s always a safe bet to have your roof inspected by a professional to make sure any hidden damage is taken care of quickly before it creates more issues for your roof and home.

Calling In The Professionals

Once you’ve assessed the damage, you’ll want to protect your home from further damage with a tarp until you can get your roof repaired or replaced. Then, get an estimate from a trusted roofing contractor.

A Stanley’s Roofing team member will come out to take a thorough look at the damage and evaluate whether a repair or replacement will be needed. We’ll work with your budget and keep in mind the age and condition of your roof to find the best solution. We’ll also walk you through warranties and roof financing options to help manage the unexpected costs involved with your roof damage.

Pro-tip: Protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors or scammers after a hurricane. Make sure you’re working with a contractor that is licensed and insured, and clear about their pricing — without expecting full payment up front. Check reviews and ask plenty of questions about warranties.

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