Wind Storm Blew Off Your Shingles! What Do You Do Now?
Ohio roofs take a beating in every season. But spring can be the most destructive season. With dramatic changes in atmospheric pressure, strong winds can kick up at a moment’s notice.
If your roof has vulnerable spots, especially along edges and corners, strong winds can sneak under your shingles and blow them off. Once your shingles loosen, your roof is compromised.
To avoid wind damage, have your roof inspected and updated regularly. The key is to have this done before storm season sets in.
If you can, use impact-resistant materials. Also, keep the trees surrounding your home trimmed to prevent loose or dead branches from falling on or being blown onto your roof.
But what if a wind storm has blown off your shingles? What do you do?
- Document the full extent of the damage. Do not clean up or making any temporary repairs.
- Call a roofing company or contractor to inspect the roof and get an estimate for repairs. If you aren’t sure who to use, contact your public adjuster for help finding a trusted contractor. Remember, you don’t have to take the first estimate you receive, so try different contractors if you’re not happy with the first estimate.
- Call your homeowner’s insurance company to report the damage and file a claim.
- Depending on the extent of the damage, contact a reliable company, like SERVPRO to tarp your roof and prevent further damage.
If you find yourself in need of storm damage repair and cleanup, give SERVPRO a call at 1-800-SERVPRO. With 1,700 locations in the U.S. and Canada, we respond faster to any size disaster. Representatives are available 24/7.