Georgia storms can be nothing but wind. At other times, they are massive balls of hail and rain mixed with violent raging winds. Regardless of what kind of storm hits your home, you absolutely should have a professional check out your roof afterwards.
What May Be Going on up There
If you can’t see most of your roof from the ground, you have no idea what kind of damage may be up there. The roofer can climb up there and take a quick look. A home assessor can check and evaluate for damage too. You need to know the seriousness of the damage so you know how best to proceed.
There may be shingles loose, or divots from hail. There may be shingles ripped off, or flashing that is damaged so bad that a lot of water is entering into your home without you knowing it. In the worst of storms, such as tornadoes or hurricanes, entire chunks of your roof might be missing.
What Happens When You Wait
Either by choosing to ignore the task or avoiding it unintentionally, you put your roof and your home at risk. The damage isn’t going to fix itself and it could get worse. Water can seep in with each new storm and cause extensive damage to the walls and ceilings directly under the roof. Waiting, even unintentionally, results in some very expensive repairs later on. Additionally, if you’re going to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance, you have a limited window in which to file that claim. That time is now.
It Doesn’t Take More Than a Few Minutes to Check
When you have a day off, ask the roofer or inspector to come on that day to look. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes to do an inspection. Book the appointment as soon as possible.