Proper Roof Care After a Big Storm

Proper Roof Care After a Big Storm

It's no secret that storms can wreak havoc on your home's roof. From hail to high winds, severe weather can cause serious damage to your roof, leaving you to find a solution. HammerHead Roofing can assist homeowners living in Connecticut with all their roof repair needs with reliable and transparent service.

Here’s what you should know about proper roof care after a big storm:

hailstones on roof

Various Roof Storm Damage

There will always be regular wear and tear throughout the years, but roof storm damage can happen when homeowners least expect it and in various ways. One of the most common ways roofs become damaged is from hailstorms. Hailstones can be problematic for your roofing system, as they can leave dents or pockmarks in shingles and knock shingle granules loose. This can be concerning, as the granules help protect the roof against rain and sun damage.

Storm damage caused by wind can also leave your roof vulnerable to more damage if not properly repaired. High winds can be incredibly damaging to roofing materials, as they have the potential to tear or remove shingles, leaving the underlying materials such as the roof deck, underlayment, or waterproofing exposed to the elements.

broken shingles

Assess The Damage

After a storm has occurred, it’s important to assess the damage to your home so you make plans on what should be done next. When assessing the damage, you want to pay close attention to the roof’s structure, looking for missing or damaged shingles, tiles, and other materials. You also want to check for any signs of water damage, as well as any areas of the roof that may be susceptible to future damage.

HammerHead Roofing encourages homeowners to always have an additional person assist in assessing the roof damage to create a safe environment. If homeowners don’t have the proper equipment to assess their roofs after a storm, we have roof inspection services available specifically to assess the situation.

aerial view of large roof

Talk to Your Insurance Company

If your home has suffered significant damage due to a storm, it's important to contact your homeowner's insurance provider as soon as possible. This will ensure that you can properly file a claim that adheres to their requirements. Don't wait to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your home!

Depending on the type of coverage you have, your insurance company may be able to help cover the costs of repairs or replacement. Your insurance company may require you to provide photos of the damage, and they may also send an adjuster to inspect your roof and assess the damage. Be sure to document any damage and keep records of all conversations with your insurance company for future purposes.

aerial view of roof

Contact HammerHead Roofing

Once you’ve talked to your insurance company and determined the extent of the damage, call HammerHead Roofing to assist you in repairing or replacing your roof. We want to ensure that your home is safe and secure after encountering a big storm. Even if you believe no roof maintenance is needed, allow us to perform an inspection for any potential damage.

HammerHead Roofing is committed to providing homeowners in Connecticut with the highest quality roofing maintenance services. We understand that the effects of storm damage can be troublesome, but we are here to help. Our team will provide you with a free estimate to make the process stress-free and easy. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our services and that your roof will remain in perfect condition.

We make roofing a better experience for all homeowners, contact us today to get started on roof maintenance.

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