What To Do When You Have Storm Roof Damage

What To Do When You Have Storm Roof Damage

The weather conditions here in the St. Louis area can be hard to keep up with, especially when they change so often. It can be especially frustrating when it causes damage to your property! From the winter months – where snow and ice can build in excess – to the summer and fall months, where wind, rain and hail have the potential to cause damages, particularly to your home or company’s roof.

Storms bring the potential for damage due to fallen debris during a windstorm (trees, sticks or branches falling onto the roof), high winds can lift loose or remove roofing material, large hailstones can crack shingles and tiles, metal roofing panels can be dinged and heavy ice and snowfall can cause old roofs to collapse from the weigh!

When storm damage does occur to your roof, it’s good to know what steps to take to handle the situation efficiently. Below are key steps to take when your home or business has suffered any type of storm damage:

Assess The Damage

It’s important to assess the damage of the roof to determine if there are any missing shingles, leaks or damaged gutters. If you do find any leaks, quickly make any temporary fixes to minimize property damage. Moving valuable items or using a tarp to avoid any leaking will help to minimize any water damage to the interior of your home or business. If there is any large debris that needs to be removed, please make sure that you call a professional or be very cautious when climbing onto your roof to prevent yourself from any harm. 

Contact Your Insurance Company

It is also important to contact your insurance company to file a claim. Your insurance company will send someone to assess the cost of the damage so that you can then hire a contractor to fix any necessary repairs. Depending on the extent of the damage, repairs can be costly so it is in your best interest to contact your home-owner’s insurance and confirm if these damages are covered under your insurance policy.

Contact a Reliable Contractor 

Once you’re ready to move forward with any repairs to your roof, it is important to reach out to a reliable contractor who can thoroughly inspect the condition of the roof and provide quick, easy and satisfactory results. Be sure that you research to make sure the company you choose is licensed and insured – giving added security and confidence in your decision.

At Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, we have contractors who can repair your roof with the best possible results! Total satisfaction is our top priority. If you are in need of any type of roof repair, please contact Tesson Roofing & Exteriors at 314-932-1042 for a free estimate.