Hi y’all! Ever hear a loud boom in the middle of the night, and wonder if it is your roof? You could be right. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hailstorms and hurricanes can tear shingles from your roof and give your roof a beating with tree branches.

If you want to check your roof to assess if any damage was done following a storm, remember that safety first is most important. Follow these steps to check for damage to your roof:

  1. Inspect your attic for leaks or water damage. If you see any water stains on your ceiling or walls, it may be a sign that you will need repairs or a roof replacement.
  2. Look for signs of storm damage from the ground. Check for missing shingles or missing pieces of metal fascia, including any metal pieces displaced from around your chimney. Also, assess the condition of exhaust pipes, valleys, outer edges or angles where the roof meets the walls.
  3. Obviously, you’ll notice if a tree fell on your roof. If so, stay out of your home until a professional can determine whether any structural damage occurred. Call us to come and assess if your home suffered structural damage, and to determine the extent of roof repairs that you will need.
  4. If the storm produced hail, check for roof damage as well as siding damage. Hail damage commonly comes in the forms of dimples, made by smaller chunks of hail that pound the outer layer of shingles.
  5. Stay safe — avoid going on the roof to check for damage yourself and instead contact us.

If You Have Roof Damage

If you have damage, contact your insurance agent to assess the situation and determine whether you should file a claim. Be sure to document any damage that occurred.

Find a roofing company, such as American Cowboy Roofing, that has both a strong claims department and experienced repairmen! As a trusted contractor with over 50 years’ experience, a Virginia Class A license, and a Certified CertainTeed ShingleMaster, we will give you an honest expert roof evaluation and quote. Call American Cowboy Roofing and you too will be saying YAHOO!

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