Your roof guards you against the environment. Whether it’s sunlight, rain, or snow, your roof shelters you and protects your home’s interior. And since it is the first line of defense, it may experience severe damage following natural disasters such as a storm. Since most homeowners lack professional expertise, you may not be fully aware of all the damages to your roof. Therefore, we recommend a professional roof inspection to assess roof damage following a storm.
Here are three reasons to have a professional roof inspection to assess storm damage to your roof.
Thorough Analysis of the Your Roof’s Condition
A professional roof inspection starts by analyzing the stability of your roof. It includes reviewing the existing state of the supports around the roof and whether they have strong enough to support your roof after the storm.
A storm may likely damage the support of your roof. But since homeowners do not have the technical knowledge, they may overlook the problem. If left untreated, a compromised supporting structure can be a threat to your roof’s integrity.
Identification of “Invisible Damage”
Most homeowners can identify significant issues with the roof, such as missing shingles or larger cracks. However, they usually view their roof from the ground. After a storm, there is a lot of damage to your roof that can go unnoticed if you simply go outside the house and take a look around the roof. You may require a ladder to climb up to the roof to figure out the extent of real damage. In case you manage to up the roof, you may not be able to find out visible signs of damage. After all, you are not trained to know exactly where to look.
A professional roof inspection allows the identification of damages that are “invisible” to most homeowners. A storm causes many issues to your roof, and some of them may appear trivial but can cause severe damage to your roof. Small leaks, ice dams, and shingles are examples of issues that seem minor but can damage your roof because you overlook them.
Get Along Well for Insurance Claims
If you are filing for an insurance claim for the damage to your roof following a storm, a professional roof inspection can facilitate the process. When you get your roof reviewed appropriately, it works out as evidence supporting your claim so you can get the paperwork done well in time.
Storms and other natural calamities can cause severe damage to your roof. To keep the damages to your roof from getting worse and affecting your property, it is best to get in touch with a professional roof inspection company as soon as possible. Call now to find out more about roof inspection.