Let us begin by saying that we hope everyone made it through Hurricane Irma safely. Thankfully, the storm that was a Category 5 storm just a few days ago had weakened by the time it got to Central Florida. However, the winds of a Category 2 Irma were still fierce and dangerous. Downed trees and power lines, flooding, property and roof damage are just some of the effects of a strong storm. And while today’s roofs are stronger and made to hold up to hurricane-force winds, even the best-built roofs with the strongest materials are subject to storm damage.
When looking for storm damage, pay special attention to your roof. After all, your roof protects your home and your valuables inside your home from the weather.
Inspecting a roof may be difficult for those who don’t know what to look for. If you are inexperienced with roofs, do not climb onto your roof. Inspect your roof safely from your yard for the following:
- Missing or loose shingles – Hurricane winds are strong enough to loosen and remove shingles from your roof.
- Damaged shingles – Debris caused by high speed winds like branches do most of the damage in a storm. Check your ceiling and climb into your attic around where you saw the damage for evidence of a leak.
- Cracked, raised, or torn shingles – Even a shingle or roof tile that is mostly in tact is still compromised. Inspect your entire house and attic for roof leaks. Take careful notes anywhere where you see storm damage, no matter how small, and report it to your insurance company.
Repair Storm Damage with Stratus Roofing
After speaking with your insurance company, contact Stratus Roofing Company for a free estimate.