Homeowners spend thousands each year to repair hail- and wind-damaged roofs. Pay attention to your roof and have it regularly maintained to prevent significant repair costs.
Learn how you can protect your roof from hail and wind damage from 4U Roofing, your local storm damage roof repair expert.
Protect Your Roof From Damage
Have your roof regularly inspected and address issues immediately. Look for missing, damaged and curled shingles and have them replaced or repaired. Report roofing issues to your insurance company as soon as possible. Keep in mind that waiting too long before you tell your insurance provider about your damaged roof can cause your adjuster to refuse your claim.
Remove overhanging tree limbs, especially those that are thicker than your arm or leg because they can fall on your roof. Clear your property of any rotting trees because they can completely destroy your roof if they fall.
Check your attic every now and then for mildew, mold, stains and marks on the walls and ceilings. High humidity in the attic can be a sign of roof damage.
Most importantly, hire only a fully licensed and insured residential roofing contractor. Request for a written proposal and warranty. Ensure your roof is made of quality materials that resist impact from hail and high winds.
What Happens When You Neglect Your Roof
Poorly maintained roofs often involve more expensive repairs. What appears as a small problem from the outside may actually cause water infiltration, damaging your attic, walls and ceiling. Moisture can attract insects and cause mold growth. Your home’s overall value can also suffer if you neglect your roof.
Choose an experienced contractor like 4U Roofing for your roof replacement and maintenance. We don’t only restore roofs after a storm but we can also help you with your insurance claim. Call us at (251) 929-9577 or fill in our online form for a free quote.