Springtime is just around the corner. It’s time to put away the winter coats and enjoy the sunshine and much-needed rain. As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. But what if spring storms damage your home? Harsh weather like tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and hail storms can cause thousands of dollars of damage to homes during the spring. This damage can be simple, small scratches and dents. But in the worst case, you may even need to repair or replace your roof.
What if Spring Storms Damage Your Home?
You need to know what to do if your roof is damaged following a bad storm, and what steps to take to ensure your home is protected. Here’s what to do if spring storms damage your home.
1. Identify Damage
Your roof is the first place to check after a storm. It’s important to identify the signs of storm damage. These can include:
- Standing water on the roof
- Bent or crooked gutters
- Lifted or curled shingles
- Dents or pockmarks in shingles
- Water stains on walls and ceilings
- Leaks in the attic
Next, you’ll need to examine your windows and siding for damage. Look out for:
- Cracked or chipped glass
- Leaks through window frames
- Holes in vinyl siding
- Mold in wooden siding from water damage
2. Document Damage
When assessing your home for storm damage, don’t forget to document and photograph everything. You also need to check around the home for debris or trees that may have fallen on your roof. This will help with insurance claims and let you know what to expect when your trusted roofer inspects your home. Never climb up on the roof yourself. This can be extremely dangerous, as a roof’s structure can be weak if damaged.
3. Call Your Roofer
Call Chattanooga Roofing Company at (423) 308-ROOF if you suspect your home has spring storm damage. We can inspect your roof, give you a repair estimate if needed, and work with your insurance company to cover the costs of storm damage. We have an experienced, licensed, insured, and hard-working team to make your home safe again after a bad storm.