As a company that has decades of experience inspecting and repairing asphalt roofing and many other types of materials for our Philadelphia customers, we know all about how severe storms can threaten the lifespan of a roof. We also know that “small” storms can cause both minor and major damage. Furthermore, we know that it’s not always rain, hail or trees that cause damage, but just a few minutes of high winds that can tear a roof apart. Therefore, this is why it’s important for you to examine your home’s exteriors after a minor or major storm, and have a specialist come out as well.
Here are just a couple of the reasons why you should survey your home’s exteriors following a storm, and also get in touch with an inspector:
You may find small problems that could turn into costly issues down the road.
You should be making an appointment to have your roof inspected every few years, but if you live in an area that is subject to severe storms and weather, you need to get it done more often. In fact, after a storm strikes, you should assess your home’s exteriors yourself to find any obvious signs of damage (holes, missing or torn shingles, leaks). You can even use a pair of binoculars to survey your roof. If you find anything or not, you should still need to call a professional.
An inspector will determine if there is damage, and how badly your roof is damaged.
While you may be able to see some of the damage, a specialist will be able to see what you can’t and how bad your home’s exterior is damaged. The inspector will also be able to tell you if your roof simply needs some repairs or if it needs to be completely restored.
Last, but not least, if there is visible minor or major damage to your roof after a storm and you’re thinking of filing an insurance claim, you’ll also need a specialist to come out and see the extent of the damage and how much it will cost to fix it.
C.R. Thompson Roofing offers emergency roofing services, and you can count on our specialists to be at your home soon after a storm occurs. To learn more about our Philadelphia-based company, slate roofing or the materials that we use, please browse our site or give us a call.