Inspecting for Roof Damage After a Storm

Inspecting for Roof Damage After a Storm

Inspecting your roof for storm damageFall came in with a bang this year, didn’t it? After the storm we just had, homeowners should be concerned about their roofs. Those brutal, 90 mph winds and heavy rains caused a ton of damage to many roofs in the area, from a few missing shingles to gaping holes caused by broken tree branches.

After a severe storm hits, it is crucial that you inspect your roof for even the slightest signs of damage, and here’s why: You can…

Prevent more costly repairs

If when inspecting your roof you do find damage, act fast to arrange repairs. A storm-damaged roof is vulnerable to leaks, and with the rainy season now fully upon us you could be dealing with serious moisture issues. So, take care of the small problems you have now before they become big problems later. If you catch it early enough you may prevent a leak altogether– that’s money in your pocket.

Make a better claim

If your home suffers damage from a storm, the sooner you inspect the roof, the better chances you have of establishing the evidence you need to file a claim with your insurance company. In fact, most insurers have a time limit on making claims like this, so don’t wait. Once you talk to your claims adjuster, we will work with them to put your roof back together and give you peace of mind.

Get a free inspection

A thorough roof inspection is the best way to avoid expensive repairs, but we know there’s never a good time for unforeseen costs. In times like these it’s understandable why fixing a seemingly small roof problem may not be a top priority, but it should be. That’s why we’re offering our blog readers a free roof inspection (a $200 value), which includes checking for:

  • Missing shingles or flashing
  • Debris clogged valleys and gutters
  • Flashing around chimneys, skylights and siding
  • Attic ventilation
  • General repair needs

It is good homeowner practice to personally inspect your roof at least once per year, which can easily be done from the ground with binoculars. Getting familiar with your roof, tree locations and wind direction will give you a baseline for evaluating any damage that may occur in the future. So, put an inspection on your calendar as a repeating annual event so you’ll be quick to notice damaged flashing or missing shingles.

Call us today at 503-635-8706 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to mention you read this blog post!

At Pacific West Roofing, we get the job done right the first time!

 

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