B&M Roofing Damage Checklist
As we approach the middle of winter and as we get closer to prime hail season (March/April) you’re probably wondering what the weather will do to your roof. If you live in Colorado, chances are you’ll see some sizable hail this year, which is where B&M Roofing comes in. If you know your roof really can’t take another hail beating, take a look at our damage checklist that walks you through what you need to know and do to ensure your roof replacement goes smoothly.
Assess your roof for storm damage: We do NOT advise climbing up on your roof to do this. Instead, walk around the perimeter of your home and photograph any visible damage. Fairly obvious signs of damage may include dented, torn, curled or missing shingles.
Look for leaks & water spots in your attic and ceilings: Roof damage can be deceiving. Even if your roof looks undamaged from the outside, wind and hail may have caused significant leaks internally. Be sure to check your ceilings and light fixtures for signs of water damage. Inspect your attic closely with a flashlight to really get a sense for any hidden damage.
Check your gutters and windows: Again, roof damage can be deceiving. While your shingles may look fully intact, dents in gutters and roof vents may point to hidden and serious damage. Do not forget to inspect windows for cracks, loose weatherstripping and torn screens.
Inspect the area around your home: While some things may be obvious, like fallen tree limbs or broken fences, total damage may be hidden. Assess any damage to lawn furniture and exterior decorations. Check all flat surfaces such as patios and decks for additional signs of hail damage.
Call your insurance company: Refer to your notes, report a claim with your insurance company and arrange for a more detailed inspection.
Remember, after a storm there will likely be a number of contractors competing for your attention. To REALLY be prepared for hail damage, be sure to get to know contractors around town before hail season rolls in. Finding a contractor you trust is a crucial aspect of a smooth roof replacement.
At B&M Roofing, we come equipped with extensive knowledge and comprehensive industry experience. With more than 60 years of experience, we’re not here to scam you; we’re here to make sure your roof is safe and sturdy.
For more information on B&M Roofing or to simply get to know us before hail season hits, give us a call at 303-443-5843.