We all know it’s important for you to check your roof for damage after a storm passes. Your roof is one of the most strained parts of your home in the event of severe weather. But a common mistake is for homeowners to grab a ladder, climb up, and look at the roof themselves to save a couple of dollars. Why do you need a professional roof inspection?
Here are three reasons:
1. Storm Damage Can Be Subtle
Not all storm damage is going to be obvious. Small cracks, leaks, shingle damage, and other smaller issues can pass by the untrained eye quickly. These types of damage will sit, unnoticed, and become much bigger, and more costly, damage as storms continue to hit. You need someone who knows the ins and outs of roofing to look and make sure something won’t come back to haunt you later.
2. Many Repairs Start Very Minor
Just as so much storm damage is subtle, so many of the repairs can be very minor if detected early. A roofing professional will be able to not only identify these problems, but provide you with excellent solutions that will save you money in the long run and keep your family safe right now.
3. Create a Document Trail
None of us wants to have serious storm damage for our home, but if it happens we have our insurance policies to help cover the cost of repairs. Insurance can be a complicated and, if you need to file a claim, it helps to have a document trail of professional inspections to help assign the damage to the event that caused it. A quality roofing professional will not only help with immediate assessment and repair, but will provide you a trail of documented inspections should the need ever arise for them.
Your Storm Damage Experts
Southline Roofing and Exteriors, LLC is your storm damage expert in the Charleston area. Our team are experts in the assessment and repair of damage from severe weather, as well as dealing with insurance companies to process your claim quickly. If you need an inspection or repairs to your roof following a severe weather event, contact us today.