What To Do After A Winter Storm Damages Your Roof

Winter storms can be devastating to your roof. It has to put up with a lot --wind, snow, ice, and hail. If you discover roof damage, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible so your home isn’t at risk from water damage and cold air seeping in. Here’s what you can do to get your roof back in shape.

Clean It Off
If your roof is damaged, clear away any snow or debris blown onto it by the storm. This will make it easier to get a better look at the damage and removing the extra weight will take some of the strain off your damaged roof. If you can’t safely clean off your roof yourself, hire a team of roofing contractors to get the job done.

Inspect the Damage
Once the roof is cleared off, do a thorough inspection to find any signs of damage. In addition to obvious punctures, look for damaged or missing shingles, wet or moldy patches, or places where the roof seems to sag. Don’t forget your gutters, chimney, and anything else attached to your roof. Take pictures if possible! Contact a roofing company as they will inspect the roof for you and suggest next steps including repairs or contacting your insurance company.

Contact Your Insurance Company
Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover certain types of roof damage, so be sure to contact your insurance company once the storm is over. Show them the pictures you took of the damage. A roofing company can help guide you through the communication process with your insurance company. Most insurance companies will send an adjuster to your home to inspect the roof and help you figure out what steps to take next.

Find the Perfect Roofing Contractor
Look for a roofing company with decades of experience and a team that’s highly trained, like MESLER Roofing & Exteriors —A local roofer who knows the weather in your area will fix the damage, but more importantly, will help you protect your roof and your home from future damage. Call us at (785) 749-0462 or visit us here (https://meslerexteriors.com)

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