Major Roof Damage | What Now?
Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and the Kitsap Peninsula are known for their fair share of wind and rain. And if you have major roof damage after a storm, you’re likely concerned with how to best approach any fixes.
Here’s what we recommend.
Before heading up to your roof to check for damage, it’s always best to wait until the storm has passed. Your roof can be very dangerous, especially when wet, so focus on keeping yourself safe.
Check for Damage
Your roof is highly susceptible to damage during a storm. Winds can cause shingles to loosen, tear, or be ripped away. And trees can puncture your roof causing leaks, or even structural damage.
The most common roof damage after a storm includes the following:
Holes in the roof
Missing, broken, or dented shingles
Granules from shingles collecting in gutters or downspouts
Leaks in your roof or ceiling
Dented vents, gutters, or flashing
As you head up to inspect your roof, bring your camera. If you have significant damage, you will need to provide your insurance company with photos.
In addition to an inspection of the exterior, you’ll want to head up to your attic. You will be able to see any leaks before they reach your ceiling.
Call your Insurance Company
This brings us to our next step, contacting your insurance company. Like we mentioned before, you will want to take pictures of the damage before you remove any debris. This will help the insurance company better understand the significance of the damage.
Your insurance company will let you know how you should best proceed. Likely, they will ask you if you have a company in mind to help with the damage, and you are welcome to contact us. We are experienced with storm damage and can help you better understand the repairs you will need. We also provide free estimates, which will help you better understand the cost.
If you have a hole in your roof or other major damage, it might take a few days for a contractor to provide a permanent fix. In the meantime, you will want to put up a tarp to stop any additional moisture from coming into the home. It will prevent any further damage and will help to protect your home.
Finding the Right Contractor
You will want to find a contractor who can get the job done well, for a fair price, and done quickly. That’s where Rainy Day Exteriors comes in. We are committed to providing you with what we call the “Rainy Day Difference.”
We have served thousands of clients throughout the Pierce and Kitsap Counties, and are take pride in the fact that we are now the go-to roofing company for many of our clients. Learn more about our commitment here.
If you need a roofing company you can trust, please give us a call. We would be happy to help!