THE ROOF GUYS TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Regular Roof Maintenance

Before the Storm Arrives

  1. Take severe weather alerts and warnings seriously. Many people are injured or die unnecessarily each year from watching the storm and not protecting themselves from it.
  2. Have plenty of fresh batteries for a radio and flashlights on hand.
  3. Have a supply of bottled water, dried foods, and canned goods on hand in case of power outage.
  4. Fill bath full with water to flush toilets if water supply is interrupted.
  5. Listen to the weather channel, local TV channels or radio for the latest updates.
  6. If a severe storm warning is issued and you have time to act – move automobile into garage.

During Hail Storm

  1. Stay inside until the storm passes
  2. Stay away from windows, skylights and domes.
  3. If any damage to your house, shut off electricity at the breakers.

After Hail Storm

  1. Check power-lines and make certain none are downed at your house or lying near water.
  2. Check trees, shrubs and plants around your house, record any damage, check for root damage, patio covers, screens windows, wood fences and siding.
  3. You are responsible to prevent future damage to your property.
  4. Questions neighbors about any damage to their property.
  5. Check with local TV about area damage.
  6. Review your insurance policy contend with local insurance agent or the company
  7. Inspection for damage to your roof
  8. Get free inspection and free estimate by The Roof Guys
  9. If repairs are less than your deductible of your policy you may not want to file a claim.

Determine If There Is Hail Damage

It is important to thoroughly inspect your roof immediately after a hail storm. Though damage caused by a large stone would be immediately apparent the damage caused by smaller stones may not be so simple to detect.

Hail can cause a number of different types of roof damage that without inspection could be missed until they become much more severe problems. Because hail is so dense even relatively small stones can break through or knock off shingles. There can be structural damages to eves, as well as gutter damage. Any of these issues can result to small or hidden leaks which can threaten the integrity of the underlying structure of your roof.

There are several options for post hail storm inspection. You can attempt an inspection yourself; however an undertaking of this nature especially in the immediate aftermath of a storm can be quite dangerous. It is best not to attempt a full scale inspection of your roof, unless you are employed in the roofing industry. Assuming you are not a professional roofer your options are to call your insurance company, or call roofing professionals yourself. Before doing so however it is advisable to check your insurance policy. You may be liable for the costs of having your roof inspected, after that inspection as stated above if the repairs are less than your deductible then despite the fact that you have just paid for a roof inspection you may still have to go out and pay for the repairs. The Roof Guys have no desire to earn their livings by means of loop holes and hidden charges. They provide a free inspection and estimate giving you options without emptying your wallet.