What Do You Do If Your Roof Is Damaged?

If your roof is damaged, would be something that happens when external forces immediately cause damage versus regular wear and tear. It may look like missing or cracked shingles, water leaking in your attic or flashing pulled from the roof.

There are signs to look for if your roof is damaged. Roof damage can be from strong winds to hail to severe thunderstorms. On the exterior of the home, you may see:

  • Missing or damaged flashing
  • Cracked chimney
  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Curling edges on shingles
  • Sagging spots or pooling water on your roof
  • Missing granules from shingles
  • Damaged vents or pipe boots

Any of these signs can indicate that your roof is damaged. It’s best to get it repaired before the damage gets too bad. As a repair is typically less expensive than a complete roof replacement.

One way to tell the difference in a roof repair or a complete roof replacement is to ask a professional roofing contractor.

A professional roofing contractor will schedule an inspection to assess if the roof is damaged. They will document the damage and let you know the extent of the damage to the roof and whether or not you are looking at a repair or a complete roof replacement.

Once the extent of the damage is determined, you will want to file a claim with your insurance company. More than likely the insurance company will ask for more than one estimate so you may compare costs.

Once the insurance company has determined the extent of the damage and how much it will cost, the damaged roof will need to be repaired. (Insurance companies vary whether you will cover the costs yourself and get reimbursed or if the insurance company will write the original check to cover the costs to the roofing contractor.)

Once you’ve determined the coverage of costs, schedule your roof to be repaired.

If you need a quote or help with assessing the damage of your roof, call Down Under Roofing. The team at Down Under Roofing is dedicated to providing great results. They treat you with respect by offering honest and fair pricing that will fit most budgets.

Down Under Roofing is local to Kansas City, has a proven track record and is licensed and insured.

Contact the team today to see how they can help you with your roofing needs.