Get your roof inspected after a hurricane
Hurricanes can cause a lot of damage. Even if your home is lucky enough to survive the storm, it’s important to make sure that there’s no permanent damage.
For example, a roof inspection will provide a comprehensive overview of the roof’s condition. This is especially important after a hurricane. Your roof may be damaged and unable to withstand other severe weather events.
Planning for the future is crucial, especially when you’re in the midst of hurricane season. These are three things that an inspection can do after a hurricane strikes.
Replacing missing tiles or shingles
Reggie Reed Roofing should be called if you notice any missing shingles or tiles. It may not seem like a major problem or that there are only a few tiles that are damaged, but it is.
Although a roof is made up of many parts, including hundreds of tiles or shingles, it functions as one unit in your home. If one of the roof’s components is damaged or broken, it can make your home vulnerable to hurricanes and cause significant damage to your personal belongings. Before the damage gets worse, it is worth replacing any missing shingles.
How to detect damaged gutters
Your gutters are an important part of your home’s structure. Your gutters drain the water from your roof and take it off. Your gutters could be damaged by high winds and torrential rains. Even if your gutters have been cleaned, there is still the possibility of them becoming clogged up with debris. They may appear to be working okay after a storm, but they could become unusable if another hurricane strikes.
It doesn’t mean water will pour everywhere if your gutters aren’t working properly. Water can also reach the fascia boards surrounding the gutter. This damages them and causes rot. If they become rotted or damaged, water can also get into your attic, causing further damage.
Finding Peace Of Mind
Protecting your home and yourself from a hurricane is a smart idea. It is important to have your roof checked after a hurricane. It’s an important and natural step to take if your home has been damaged. It can also be important if damage is not immediately apparent.
An inspection of the roof will give you a clear picture of its condition. An inspection may reveal a part of your roof that is difficult to see from the ground but has been damaged by debris. Professionals can climb on your roof to get a better view of the overall health of your home. You can feel confident that your home is ready for any future storms by the simple fact that an inspection will be performed.
Hurricanes can be a formidable force. You must ensure your safety and that of your family during a storm. You also need to make sure your home is safe. This includes taking preventative measures before the storm hits, as well as making sure that you are able to assess and repair any damage once the storm passes. You can’t be too careful when it comes to your home, belongings, or family.
An inspection of your roof after a hurricane can help you determine what to do to maintain your roof’s integrity, make repairs, and provide you with the tools and tips you need to ensure your roof is resilient to the next storm. Contact us to schedule your roof inspection and ensure that your home is safe and strong.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.