Step-by-Step Guide to Roof Damage and Roofing Repair

Step-by-Step Guide to Roof Damage and Roofing Repair

Guide to Roof Damage and Repair

A step by step guide to dealing with roof damage and repair.

Visually Inspect

Visually inspect the roof for damage. Look for worn surfaces and any areas where the roof is buckled, curled, blistered, or dented. Breaks and cracks or missing material is another sign of damage.

Inspect the inside of your home for any loose or missing seals and joints as well as gaps around vents or skylights. If there are any leaks, drips, or accumulated moisture than you most likely have roof damage.

Get Estimates

Look for a local roofing company for scheduling any immediate repair that is necessary. If you are unsure of any roof damage, schedule an inspection and estimate.

Contact Insurance

Contact your insurance company to review your homeowner’s policy and coverage for fixing any damaged.

Repair or Replace

Determine if your roof needs repair or replacing. The average cost for asphalt shingles is $575 which is suitable for minor or moderate damage. However, replacement of an asphalt shingle roof can cost $6,000. This may be a viable option if the age and extent of the damage accounts for 25-30% of your roof.

Choose Materials for Replacement

Shingles is the most common type of roofing material found on homes. However, the follow materials can also be used.

• Metal
• Slate
• Vinyl

If you are seeking a more eco-friendly option, consider these materials.
• Recycled Roofing
• Solar Shingles
• Vegetated Roof

File Claims

97% of all homeowner’s insurance claims are for property damage. If your roof needs repair or replacement, than contact your insurance company to make a claim and proceed with replacement.

The most common types of property damage found are:
• Water Damage – 28%
• Wind and Hail Damage – 35%
• Fire, Lighting, and Debris Damage – 28%
• Other – 14%
Posted on Jul 30, 2013


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