Why You Should Get Your Roof Inspected After Severe Weather

Jul 3, 2014 | Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing, Roofing

When your roof is visibly damaged during a storm, whether you have an immediately noticeable leak or not, you know that you need to get a roof inspection and have a trusted national roofing contractor, like American Roofing, come out to inspect your roof and do any necessary repairs. If you don’t, you risk your homeowner’s insurance company refusing to pay for the damages because you did not do everything in your power to minimize damage from the storm.

Did you know, though, that you should call American Roofing after severe weather, even if you don’t think your roof was damaged? Whether it was a single severe storm with high-speed winds and hail, your area has had a season of mild to severe storms, or you had a lot of snow this year, it is time for a certified roof inspection.

Find Small Problems Before They Become Big Problems

Certified Roof Inspection includes a  home's soffit

During a heavy storm, things tend to shift. With high-speed winds, your chimney’s flashing could be blown askew. A few shingles you didn’t notice from where you stand on the ground could have come loose. Tree limbs could have damaged your fascia and/or soffit. Damage to any of these can cause leaks, leading to mold, mildew, and all kinds of damage. Untended, they can even lead to a collapsed roof. American Roofing offers free certified roof inspections, so why not take advantage of that service? If there is nothing wrong with your roof, you’ll have peace of mind. If the storm has done some damage, you can get American Roofing to perform repairs and replacements as necessary before any of the interiors of your home are damaged by water, mold, debris, or a collapsed roof.

Get a Reminder of the Overall Condition of Your Roof

When you call one of the roofing experts at American Roofing to come to your home, they will look not only at potential damage from the storm but also at your roof as a whole. Do you know how old your roof is? Shingle roofs have a lifespan of about 20 years, and they can become weaker as they get older. A qualified roofing contractor will be able to tell you whether it will be more cost-effective for you to repair the damaged spots on your roof or to skip that and replace the whole thing. They’ll be able to tell where the weak spots are and give you a good idea of how long your roof’s life expectancy is.

If You Need to Replace Your Roof

If your roof is badly damaged or is just old and in poor condition, American Roofing’s courteous and professional contractors can walk you through your choices for new roofing materials. You may want another 20-year shingle roof, or you may want to upgrade to a longer-lasting, more durable roofing material. You won’t get any of that information or peace of mind if you don’t call the experts after you’ve had severe weather at home. You have nothing to lose and a quality roof to gain.

The next time you need your roof inspected, whether for your business or home, give American Roofing & Vinyl Siding a call today, or complete our online estimate request form for a roof inspection you can trust.