Storms are one of the most dangerous phenomena Mother Nature will throw at you. The damage they can do is tremendous, and even “benign” storms can do hidden damage to your home, particularly the roof. Before you call for emergency roofing repair service, Lifetime Roofing Utah discusses the first things you need to do when a storm hits your home.
Wait for the Storm to Pass
A common mistake homeowners make is to immediately call the local roofer when a storm hits. The smarter thing to do, however, is to simply wait for the storm to pass. Not only is it safer, but most roofers won’t actually go out and brave the storm even if you call them.
What you can do is try to prevent damage to your home from spreading. In some cases, a storm is powerful enough to cause a leak in the roof. You can patch this up with a temporary fix so the leak doesn’t get larger.
Check for Wind Damage
In some cases, the storm isn’t actually strong enough to do noticeable water damage. In fact, some “storms” are simply strong winds. Despite this, you should still have your roof checked for storm damage. Strong winds can tear off the shingles, exposing the roof to the elements and putting it at risk when it rains. Get a professional to complete wind damage roof repair as soon as possible.
Have the Attic Inspected
Finally, it’s important to have your attic inspected for signs of leaks and water damage. As previously mentioned, storms usually aren’t strong enough to do immediate damage, but they can weaken your roof considerably and cause leaks.
Keep in mind that water damage to the attic tends to stay hidden, only manifesting as a real problem well after the storm event. As such, it’s important to have an in-depth inspection of your roof and attic space after a storm to prevent costly surprises in the future.
Lifetime Roofing Utah offers residential roofing services. Give us a call at (801) 928-8881 to learn more about our storm and wind damage repair. We offer professional roofing repair service throughout West Valley City, UT.