During a storm, you are free to shelter safely inside, as your roof takes the brunt of the weather and protects you against the elements. However, after a storm, any damage which has been done to your roof could end up being very dangerous if it is left untreated.
Whether your roof has fell victim to a fallen branch, or strong winds and heavy rain have chipped away at your tiles’ integrity, it is always best to have your roof inspected sooner rather than later. If in doubt, here are 5 benefits of a professional assessment of storm damage.
1. Some damage isn’t visible
Though it might be easy for us non-professionals to notice any large issues with a roof after a storm, there may be some hidden problems which you cannot see from the ground.
Not only this, but there may also be issues which are invisible, which only a professional knows how to identify.
2. Professionals know what to look for
Professional roof inspectors are trained for this very purpose, so they know exactly what to look for, and how to identify any potentially hidden issues that might arise in the long run.
Working on roofs is also very dangerous, and those carrying out the work must be trained, competent and instructed in use of the precautions required by law.
3. Catch problems whilst they are still small
Catching problems whilst they are still new and relatively small can save you a lot of money and damage later down the line.
This is because what might start out as a small leak can actually cause extensive damage to the inside of your home over time, which will then require major construction work to repair.
4. Helps with insurance claims
Before making any kind of insurance claim for damage to your roof, you must have your roof inspected by Roofers Middlesbrough who are well versed in these insurance claims and can give you an immediate cost estimate.
Some insurers may require different certified evidence from a roofing contractor before they can approve your claim. By visiting a professional, you will be able to receive assistance throughout the insurance process.
5. Check insulation and structural stability
After a storm, it is not just the surface of the roof and its shingles which needs to be checked. If you do not have a professional assess your storm damage, you may miss a small or invisible problem in an area often overlooked, such as in your insulation.
Unfortunately, even a small problem with your roof can affect the structural stability and the energy efficiency of your home. A professional will review not only the roof itself, but the insulation inside the attic and the roof supports to make sure that no damage has been done.
When in doubt, always call in the professionals for an assessment after a storm to make sure you catch any potential storm damage as early as possible. After all, it could save you a lot of money in the long run.
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