With spring and summer storms a common concern with the humid GA and TN climates, you need to always be prepared to shield your roof from damage. After all, your roof is the first line of defense to protect your home and family during potentially dangerous winds, rain, and hail. Follow the important steps below so you can be prepared before, during, and after a storm goes through your area.
Preparing your roof before the storm even reaches your home is the most important step to minimizing roof damage. That is why you should always stay updated on local weather reports, especially when they mention hurricane warnings and thunderstorms. If you know when a storm is coming, you can complete the steps below to make sure your roof is in the best shape to weather the storm.
The most important aspect of all storm preparation is ensuring that you and your family remain safe until it passes. That is why it is vital that you create a safety plan and make sure each member of your family is familiar with it. Follow these general guidelines to stay safe during a hurricane or thunderstorm.
Following a major storm system like a hurricane, thunderstorm, or hail storm, your next step is assessing any potential damage to your home and roof. For example, missing or damaged shingles and pooling water are common issues after a storm. Examine your home with this checklist to determine the extent of your roofing damage.
If you notice damage to your roof following a storm, it is important to call your insurance company quickly. You’ll want to book an insurance assessor soon after the storm so they can determine how much damage is covered. With the guidance of your insurance company, you can choose a roofing company to perform your inspection. Here at Perimeter Roofing, we offer free roof inspections to homeowners in the North Atlanta area and around Nashville, TN. Our experienced roof inspectors can explain your damages and recommend options for roof repair and replacement. Learn more about our residential roof repair services on our Roof Repair page or contact us at the location nearest to you!