Storm damage is one of the major threats to the lifespan of your roof. High winds can rip shingles off your roof, torrential downpour can cause water to pool, and hail and other falling debris can puncture the roof membrane. However, there are times when storm-related damage to roofing is not always visible to the eye. Hence, it is important to perform an inspection so you can detect small issues before they spiral out of control.
Here are three reasons you should let a professional inspect your roof after a storm.
1. Identify areas of problem: When a roof is damaged, it is vulnerable to leaks and other structural problems that can compromise its performance. At this point, it is incredibly crucial that you invest in a roofing inspection to confirm the presence of such issues before they become worse, and you have trouble sleeping at night due a dripping ceiling. Dry rot, weakened drywall and mold growth in the attic are more expensive to repair than fixing the storm damage.
2. Provide evidence of the damage: Insurance policies limit the amount of time you have to file a claim. A roofer that specializes in inspections and repairs can examine your roofing system if you suspect any damage occurred. The sooner you have your roof checked out, the easier it will be to present documentation of the damage and submit a claim to your insurance company.
3. Get a free estimate: Many roofing contractors offer free roof inspections as well as free roof repair estimates. Expert roofers are trained and skilled at finding and fixing problems that a regular homeowner may miss. In addition to the knowledge and skills, they have access to tools and equipment necessary to execute a safe and proper inspection.
For high-quality roofing inspection and storm-damaged repair in Arkansas, turn to Quality Assurance Roofing. Call (479) 239-5469 or (417) 799-7889 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve clients in Branson, MO, and Rogers and Springdale, AR.