Hurricanes: What Should You Do About A Wind Damaged Roof?

Hurricane Florence was a category 1 storm when it made landfall in eastern North Carolina on September 14, 2018. It stalled over North Carolina and parts of Virginia and South Carolina, causing widespread devastation due to the enormous amount of rain it dumped onto this region as well as storm surge. Coastal areas flooded from intense rain and storm surge and inland areas experienced flash flooding and swollen rivers. While flooding was a primary concern and a major contributor to the $36 billion in damages from Hurricane Florence, many homeowners also had wind and roof damage. While Hurricane Florence was a huge rain event, it still packed a punch with the wind. Many areas other than Wilmington and the coast received storm damage. Wind and rain produced roof damage in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh as well. Have you checked your roof since the storm?

How Do You Know Your Roof Is Damaged in Raleigh?

Because a hurricane wouldn’t be a hurricane without high winds, hurricanes are often to blame for roof damage. Wind and debris can impact your home by damaging or tearing off your roof’s shingles. Here’s a couple of things to look for when assessing the possibility of roof damage:
Check around your home for shingles that may have blown off your roof
If you feel comfortable using a ladder to inspect your roof, take visual inspection for torn or missing shingles
If you see a leak on your ceiling or in your attic, it’s a safe bet you’ll need roof repairs.

What Should You Do If You Have Roof Damage in Greensboro?

If you believe Hurricane Florence left you with a damaged roof, there are a couple things you should do. First, call your insurance company and have an adjuster come out and assess any damage. Once the adjuster completes their inspection, you can start to get estimates. Most insurance companies require a certain number of estimates, so be sure to ask your insurance company how many estimates you need to provide. Once the insurance company has approved your claim, choose your roofing company and begin the repair process.
Roof King is happy to help you with all your roofing concerns. We’ll make sure you have the insurance documentation you need, and we will provide top quality repair for your home.
Keep in mind, the holidays are a great time to schedule your inspection and begin work. Holidays are typically a little slower than the rest of the year. So, it’s a great time to schedule an appointment and have repairs completed in a shorter amount of time.

CONTACT your local roofing experts – Roof King
Serving Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington

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