Your roof is your home’s first defense against the elements, protecting you from sun, wind, rain, and more. Over time, the weather can diminish the effectiveness of your roof, putting you and your family at risk, as well as putting your home at risk for further damage.
After a storm, especially a bad one, it is essential to have a professional assess your roof for any damage that may have occurred. Even if your home is not subjected to bad storms, it is recommended you have a yearly inspection to ensure your roof remains sturdy and protective.
Benchmark Roofers has helped countless customers in Maryland recover from the fury of a storm. The key is to know why you need a professional roof inspection to assess storm damage.
Types of Storm Damage
Storms can hit any time during the year. However, the roof impact can be much different in winter than it is during the summer months. Wind is not the only culprit when it comes to assessing storm damage.
When you think about how a storm can negatively impact your roof, the first thought is probably the damaged caused by high winds. During winter, a roof is vulnerable to much more than high winds. Ice jams slowly erode the structural integrity of a roof and heavy snow has the potential to cave in a roof. An especially strong winter storm can require the installation of a new roof by the licensed and bonded team of contractor professionals at Benchmark Roofers.
Watch coverage from The Weather Channel to learn how much damage hail can inflict on a roof. Hailstones as large as grapefruits can turn a sturdy roof into a roof chalk full of gaping holes. Metal flashing, which sits under roofing materials, is the most susceptible roofing element to hail damage.
A 15-minute downpour can cause shingles to dislodge from the surface of a roof. After a particularly heavy rainstorm, you should schedule an inspection with Benchmark Roofers.
Benefits of a Professional Roof Inspection to Assess Storm Damage
Now that you know how weather elements can wreak havoc on a roof, let’s see why it is a good idea to have a professional contractor conduct a roof inspection.
Trained to Find the Little Things
It does not take someone with 20/20 vision to discover gaping holes on a roof. However, it does take a trained pair of eyes to detect damage to roofing materials that sit below the surface. Our team of experienced roofing professionals will find the smallest of damage caused by a storm.
Professional Inspection Reveals Future Issues
Let’s say a storm did not cause damage to your roof. That does not mean there is not an underlying issue that we need to address. A professional roof inspection reveals potential issues that might unfold down the road.
Validate Insurance Claims
It is likely that your home insurance company will want a professional roofing company to inspect the damage caused by a storm. Your insurer might require you to accept its roofing inspector to complete the job. If not, a highly rated roofing company such as Benchmark Roofers will give your insurance claim the persuasive evidence it needs to be approved.
Schedule a Roof Inspection with Benchmark Roofers
Neglecting to maintain a high quality roof can lead to costly issues down the road. From water damage on drywall to the growth of unhealthy mold, you need to be proactive after a storm by scheduling an inspection with the experienced team of roofing professionals at Benchmark Roofers. Call us at (443) 454-1293 or submit the convenient online form.