Storms can do a number of home roofs whether it’s wind, rain, or a punishing round of hail. Tornados and hurricanes can, of course, cause even more extensive damage. After a big storm it’s therefor a great idea to make sure your home’s roof hasn’t been compromised. Wind itself can seriously harm a roof while it can also knock over trees which can cause extensive damage. This guide explains how to spot damage to your roof whether caused by high power wind or other events. The first stop is your attic. You should visually look to see if there are water stains on the ceilings and/or walls. If a tree did come down, though, it’s not safe to go up there and a professional roofer should be called in straight away.
You can also look to see if tiles are missing from your roof while on the ground. Another thing to look for is missing metal pieces around your chimney which keep the weather out of your home. While you’re at it you should check your siding to make sure that held up well in a wind or hail storm.
It’s often best to call in a roofing professional to deal with replacing parts of the roof. Roof damage repair Kansas City MO can be handled by many general contracting firms who repair and replace roof damage. There are some that can even deal with emergencies 24/7 so that damage to the home in contained and minimized. They will put on a temporary patch to keep out water from leaking into the attic and walls, causing extensive damage.
When hiring a roofing specialist you need to make absolutely sure you are dealing with a professional company. They need to be licensed, bonded, and insured. If you are making a homeowner’s insurance claim the adjuster will often have a list of reputable firms they have worked with in the past in your area that did great jobs on other people’s roofs.
In the aftermath of a big storm, it is unfortunately often the case that unscrupulous people will try to take advantage of homeowners who need their roofs repaired as soon as possible. This is the reason it’s so important to make sure you’re dealing with a reputable company whether in Kansas City or elsewhere in the country. A recent example of unlicensed contractors taking advantage of homeowners occurred in Bay County, Florida. This news article shares the story of that county’s sheriff’s department, other police departments, and State Attorney General coming down on some unlicensed roofers they uncovered during a wide-ranging investigation.
Some task force members presented themselves as people who had suffered roof damage during Hurricane Micahel. They asked for estimates from a number of area roofing contractors. Some of these contractors claimed they were licensed but as it turns out that wasn’t the case. Others said they were covered under some other company’s license which is also something that is illegal. This is why you need to make sure you are working with something that is operating legally and has a great reputation in the construction industry.