For people who live in North America, the weather is not only unpredictable, but it is also very rough during the winter months. Wind, hail, snow, ice, and sleet make driving and walking difficult for most people and also cause significant storm damage to homes, especially the roof.
A roof is very important since it provides shelter from rough weather. It is thus important for homeowners to know how to assess storm damage to shingles and to repair this damage if and when required.
Always make sure that you use a steady ladder to get on the roof. Also, try to do this activity when there is another person with you, just in case you need help. A roof that has been damaged by the storm may be weakened, and you can easily slip from the wet shingles. If you have never been on the roof, try and inspect the roof with a pair of binoculars. If you are not the do-it-yourself type and do not have the experience or the inclination to do this on your own, call a roofer or building contractor and have them check out the roof and home for storm damage. It is best to leave home until the property has been inspected by a contractor if the home has suffered severe damage,
Once you have identified the extent and severity of the damage, you have two options: if the damage is minor, just get a contractor to do the repairs or if the damage is extensive call your insurance company first to find out how you should proceed. The important thing is not to delay repairs unnecessarily as you don’t want the roof to weaken completely. The faster the assessment, the quicker will be the repairs.
If you have just suffered a storm and the roof of your home has suffered significant storm damage, call Lanier Roofing today. We are certified by 4 major shingle manufacturers, and we have a team of reliable roofers who will ensure you have a safe roof over your head. Call us today at 864 990 4836, and we can schedule an assessment as soon as possible. We have over 100 years of combined roofing experience, and we promise that we will restore your roof on time and also with top quality materials.