Have you ever heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers”? April is notorious for bringing heavy rainfall to South Florida, which could wreak havoc on your home. Even if the rain doesn’t affect your home, just the wind can cause damage. Hence, it is imperative that you inspect the condition of your roof after a storm and document any issues.
To properly inspect for roof damage, you may wish to begin by taking a look at your attic, assuming you have one. Check for any water damage or leaks, including water stains which could mean that your roof requires repair. A severe thunderstorm can single-handedly rip shingles off of a roof, so make sure to check the ground for pieces that may have fallen off.
If a tree has fallen on your roof, you’re obviously going to notice it. If that’s the case, do not enter your home until a professional evaluate your home to determine whether any structural damage was caused. Strongly consider hiring a licensed, reputable contractor if there is indeed damage.
Don’t forget to contact and work with your homeowner’s insurance company once you’ve documented all of the damage to determine whether to file a claim. Also make sure to keep receipts of all work performed if you do file, as this will make it easier to be reimbursed. Many insurers will cover such expenses when you submit your claim.
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