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The Benefits of Having a Professional Roof Inspection to Assess Storm Damage

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A major storm can bring high winds, large hailstones, and even lightning strikes and large amounts of rain.  Any or all of these can cause storm damage to even the most sturdy roofs.

If after a storm you might assume you are okay if you don't see any visible signs of the roof leaking.  But this is often not the case.

Small or unseen damage may go undetected by a homeowner, and over time, it can get worse - leading to a large problem and a costly repair bill.

That is why after the passing of a major storm, it is a good idea to have a roof inspection by a professional roofing company.  Here are a few benefits of having your roof inspected for storm damage by a roofing professional:

1. Climbing on a roof can be dangerous

Many times the damage sustained to a roof following a storm cannot be seen from the ground.  It requires using a ladder and climbing up on the roof to do a thorough roof inspection.

Using a ladder and climbing around the roof yourself is honestly very dangerous.  A high number of injuries happen every year from home owners falling off a ladder getting on or off of the roof.  We highly recommend letting a professional assume that risk for you.

2. Knowing what to look for

Knowing what to look for is just as important as being safe on the roof.  When we do a roof inspection for storm damage, we will look over every square inch of your roof for the kinds of damage that are easy to overlook:

What we look for:

  • Cracked or curled shingles
  • Lifted or missing nails
  • Damage to vent seals
  • Broken vents
  • Structural damage
  • Damaged rain gutters and fascia

3. You'll need a professional roof inspection to file a claim

Probably the most important reason for having a roof inspection for storm damage is that you will need a professional assessment to file a claim with your insurance company.  

The roofing professionals at American Prestige Roofing can help you contact your insurance company and provide them a full detailed report of the damage to your roof.  This will simplify the insurance claim process for you, giving you one less thing to worry about.

And finally,

The best benefit of having your roof inspected by American Prestige Roofing following a major storm is it's absolutely free.  Call the American Prestige Roofing professionals at 801-603-4308 to have your roof fully inspected.