According to the National Weather Service (NWS), inclement weather accounted for more than $18 billion in property damage, and that was in 2016 alone.
Even in situations where a storm didn’t produce a volley of hail or a strong torrent of rain, strong winds can still be enough to cause damage to your roof. Meteorologist Walt Zaleski from the NWS says that a straight-line burst of wind comes with every thunderstorm. When the winds reach 50 to 60 mph, you are likely to see damage on homes after the storm is over.
After securing your safety, it’s important to check your roof and your property for any damage that warrants repair or even replacement. You want to document every issue you come across, as a comprehensive account of the damage will come handy when filing a claim with your insurance company.
Here are some of the first things you should check for damage following a storm:
Attic – Examine your attic for any water damage or leaks. Look out for any water stains on the walls or ceiling.
The Ground – Inspect the ground for signs of storm damage, including pieces of shingles or metal fascia.
Shingles – High winds can dislodge the shingles on your roof, and when kept unresolved, leaks and other interior damage may happen. Also, check for cracks and holes, paying extra attention to areas that had existing damage.
Vents – Bad weather can cause the venting systems on metal roofs to bend or crack. As venting systems regulate the moisture level in your home, damaged vents might not do an excellent job of keeping your home moisture-free.
When in need of a reputable roofing company in Southlake or the nearby areas, turn to SPC Construction & Roofing. For more than three decades, the community has trusted us as its roofing contractor for our quality materials, topnotch services, and honest pricing system.
We also have a trained team of estimators who take the stress out of filing for a claim by handling all the insurance paperwork and negotiations.
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