Storms can have a significant impact on your home’s roofing systems, whether it’s obvious or not. We know how brutal Washington and Oregon storms can be, which is why we care so much about the maintenance of your roof. Heavy rainstorms can result in:
TORN OR MISSING SHINGLES
Heavy rain and strong winds can result in torn or missing shingles from your home’s roof. After a big storm, it’s crucial to get them fixed or replaced as soon as possible before they result in additional damage to your home.
Putting off the replacement of torn or missing shingles can lead to additional roof damage, including a leaky roof. When it rains again, leaks can cause water damage to your roof and potentially the interior of your home. When you notice torn or missing shingles, get them taken care of right away to avoid further damage to your home.
MISSING OR DENTED GRANULES
Dark spots on asphalt shingles are usually a sign of storm damage. When it storms, strong winds and rain remove granules from the shingle that protect your roof from harsh weather and sunlight, making your roofing materials more prone to damage. Additional rain and wind damage to your roof can be avoided by contacting the experts at Leak Seal for shingle repairs and replacements.
GRANULES IN GUTTERS
Granules in your home’s gutters are another sign that the storm knocked them off your shingles. If you notice granules in your gutters, call Leak Seal Roofing. We’ll have a roofing expert out there in no time, so you can be prepared for the next big storm.
Home insurance claims are a headache to deal with. Here are the steps you should take to file a claim after a big storm:
IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
Getting in contact with your home insurance company should be the first thing you do after a big storm. The quicker you call your provider, the quicker they’ll be able to process your claim. You’ll also be able to accurately report the damage to your roof when it’s fresh in your mind.
After a storm, take as many pictures as you can to show the damage to your roof. In addition to taking pictures, make a list of all the damages you’d like to show your insurance adjuster. These could be any structural damages to your home or personal property, such as a car, shed, etc.
FIND YOUR POLICY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CLAIMS PROCESS
Familiarizing yourself with your homeowner’s insurance policy is always a good place to start when you have roof damage. You should also call your insurance agent for more information about the claims process. They can help you with the different components of the policy that you may not fully understand.
CONTACT YOUR PREFERRED ROOF REPAIR SERVICE PROVIDER
When serious weather hits your town, many roofing companies try to take advantage of the damage by tracking down businesses that need repairs. At Leak Seal, we guarantee that you have trusted and licensed professionals working on your home. We’ll give you quotes for your repairs without adding extra costs. All quotes and rates are approved through our contract.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its rainfall, so it’s essential that your home is fully prepared for whatever bad weather comes your way. Contact the experts at Leak Seal Roofing to schedule a free roofing quote and consultation today!
From tree branches to flying debris, Leak Seal Roofing is here to help you with all of your roof storm damage needs. We work with residential and commercial areas for all roof replacements and repairs. Want to prepare for bad weather before it’s too late? Contact us today to get started!