Your Guide to Roof Repair After Hail and Heavy Winds Damage Your Shingles
Everyone loves a good end-of-summer storm, but when the nights grow cooler and the winds grow stronger, those nice summer storms turn into damaging tempests. Hail, heavy winds and torrential rains may be exciting to watch from within, but they're harmful to a home's structure. If your roof was recently the victim of hail and wind damage, you may be able to get away with a small roof repair—or you may be forced to invest in roof replacement. A quality inspection can give you an indication of which you will need:
- Have your roof tested to determine its existing condition and life expectancy.
- Have a moisture survey of your roof done.
- Let a professional roofer assess the extent of the damage—is it just a patch or it is the entire roof?
- Request a weather impact condition report to see if your roof was even subject to the hail.
When searching for a roofing company, make sure that it offers each of the above services.