The repairs that you need after a storm can be just as unpredictable as the storm that caused it. You never know what you actually need until you have a professional conduct a full inspection. Unfortunately, the passing of a storm is often a busy time for local roofers so booking an appointment along with hundreds of other homes can be difficult.
Luckily, there are steps you can take to try and see the extent of the damage yourself. It’s important to note that a professional inspection is the only way to properly identify all potential problems. In any case, here is a post-storm checklist.
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Yes, there will be a rush of calls to local roofers immediately after some severe weather, but this is still the first thing you should do. You might not have a contractor come out right away, but at least you’re already pencilled in within the next couple of days.
While you’re waiting for the pros to arrive, you can do a preliminary inspection on your own. First, make sure that everything is safe before you head outside. Walk around your property, and try to find any visual clues that could lead to problems. Keep an eye out for missing shingles from the ground using a pair of binoculars. Do not attempt to climb up a ladder yourself for your safety.
The inside of your home can also be a pretty good barometer for detecting problems. Check your ceilings for any signs of water stains and damage. Roof failure often extends to your interiors in the form of leaks. Severe water penetration might require a full roof replacement.
Get your roof the right post-storm care it needs from our professionals at Kidd-Luukko Corporation. Give us a call at (508) 799-9500, or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and request a free estimate today. We serve Hartford, CT, Providence, RI, Springfield, MA, and all nearby areas.