Storm Damage Roof Inspection: Everything You Need to Know

Scheduling a Storm Damage Roof Inspection? Here’s What You Should Know

As spring sets in and the weather warms, severe storms are sure to be on the horizon here in Omaha. Because of this, it never hurts to be prepared—and understanding the ins and outs of booking a storm damage roof inspection is crucial for homeowners in our area.

At Anchor Roofing, we provide the most thorough roof inspection services in our area, identifying and diagnosing storm damage and helping to document any roofing issues for our customers. We often find that homeowners have questions about all phases of the inspection process. So today, we’re sharing some helpful information to navigate your storm damage roof inspection like a pro.

When Should I Schedule a Roof Inspection for Storm Damage? storm damage on a roof

There’s no specific wait time for when you should schedule a roof inspection. Ultimately, if you suspect your roof may have been damaged, it’s best to book an inspection right away. Booking a storm damage inspection promptly will help to accelerate the timeline toward fixing your roof. It will also equip you with valuable information you may need if you have to file an insurance claim.

How do you know your roof is damaged? There are several common signs you can look for, including:

  • Missing shingles or roofing material
  • Cracked or broken roofing tiles
  • Water spots on your ceiling
  • A sagging roofline
  • Visible dings or dents on your roof (indicating potential hail damage)
  • Dents metal portions of your roof, such as flashing or gutters

Questions to Ask During a Roof Inspection

Another important part of the roof inspection process is knowing what questions to ask throughout the process. These questions may be asked either beforehand, during the course of the inspection, or after your inspection has been completed.

Of course, you’ll want to ask your roofer about the extent of the damage. They should provide clear information on this, and may also provide pictures and other documentation if they do spot signs of storm damage. 

If your roof has been damaged, and it will warrant an insurance claim, ask the roofer about their protocol for helping throughout the insurance process. While your roofer can’t act as an adjuster, many storm damage repair experts will coordinate their schedule with their adjustment to help ensure all the damage is identified.

Finally, ask the roofer about next steps. Did your roof sustain major damage that will necessitate a replacement? Will your roof need to be tarped in the interim? Or was the damage more minor, and possibly addressed through a repair?

What Does a Roof Inspection Include?

A storm damage roof inspection generally goes beyond just looking over the surface of the roof. Even if there aren’t clear and obvious signs of roof damage, storms can impact your roof in other, less detectable ways. 

A seasoned roofer will therefore inspect your entire roofing system, top to bottom, to determine the full condition of your roof. This should include not just the roof’s surface, but other components such as flashings, gutters, and even inside your attic to check for moisture or ventilation issues.

We Offer Omaha’s Most Comprehensive Storm Damage Roof Inspection

At Anchor Roofing, our experienced roofers are seasoned professionals in storm damage repair. We’re very familiar with the many ways that Omaha’s strong storms can impact homes in our area. 

Because of this, our storm damage inspection process is the most comprehensive we know of. We investigate every portion of your roof, top to bottom, to ensure it’s in good condition. If it’s been damaged, we’ll provide full documentation of issues and include a free roof consultation to provide our recommended next steps for your roof.

If you’re hit by severe storms this year, make Anchor Roofing the first company you call. Book your free inspection!

Join the growing list of happy Anchor Roofing Customers.