So you think you need a new roof. Don’t worry. This helpful guide will walk you through everything you need to know – and everything you need to do – to make your roof replacement go as smoothly as possible.
Assess Your Roof for Storm Damage
Walk around the perimeter of your home and photograph or take note of any damage. Obvious signs of damage may include dented, torn curled or missing shingles.
Check Gutters, Roofing Accessories and Windows
Inspect the Area Around Your Home
Check for fallen tree limbs, broken fences and damage to lawn furniture and exterior decorations. Look closely at flat surfaces such as patios and decks for signs of hail damage.
Look for Leaks in Your Attic and Ceilings
Even though your roof may appear undamaged from the outside, wind and hail may have caused leaks that can lead to problems later. Check ceilings and light fixtures for signs of water, and inspect your attic closely with a flashlight.
Call your Homeowner’s Insurance Company
Refer to your notes, report a claim with your insurance company and arrange for an inspection.