Benefits of Having a Professional Roof Inspection to Assess Storm Damage
Whether your roof has been damaged by the high winds and rain of a summer thunderstorm, a branch falling during an autumn squall or the snow and ice that comes with a winter storm, you need to have a professional come out and assess the harm that has been done. Even if you think the damage is minor enough to wait before getting it repaired, getting a professional opinion on how much time you have before it creates more problems will give you peace of mind. Here are some reasons why:
You can’t see all the damage from the ground
Doing an initial assessment yourself is always a good idea, but it is not enough because you won’t be able to see all the problem areas from the ground. Even if you do get up on the roof, which can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing, you will still need someone with a trained eye to discover damage you might not be aware of.
It will save money in the long run
Trained professionals like those at Roof Advance can save you money in the long run. You might know about the damage from the fallen tree limb but be completely unaware that you also have curling or loose shingles on the other side of the roof. It is a good idea to get your roof inspected every few years anyway, but especially after a storm.
You need one to file an insurance claim
If your roof sustained enough damage to warrant filing an insurance claim, you will need an inspection in order to do that. Insurance companies will want to know the extent of the problem as well as how much it will cost before they cut you a check. Make sure you hire a reputable company like Roof Advance to make this process easier
Whether you are filing a claim or not, it is vital to know how much it will cost to repair or replace the roof in order to plan ahead and not be caught off guard by this expense. Roof Advance offers free, no obligation estimates and easy financing options to help you get your roof back to new after a storm.