The weather patterns in what is called “Tornado Alley” can be fierce and totally unpredictable. It is not unusual to get large hail stones beating down, high winds and torrential rain. Once the storm has passed the damage to the roof on your house can be extensive and can be the cause of even bigger problems if you don’t get right at any needed repairs. After a typical mid-west storm the wise homeowner checks the roof on the house looking for any evidence of damage and if there is damage immediately contacts a company that does storm restoration in St. Louis and the insurance company.
How to sport storm damage:
Hailstones, high winds and horizontal rain can easily and quickly tear shingles from the roof of your home. After the storm there are a few things you can do to check for damage:
* Get up inside the attic; look for evidence of water damage as well as leaks. If water stains are already on the ceiling then you know you have damage that needs immediate attention.
* From the outside, look for evidence of roof damage; look for pieces of flashing that have lifted as well as missing or damaged shingles. Look at the condition of the roof valleys if they exist and check where the roof and the walls join.
* Of course, if a tree fell during the storm you will certainly know it. It is best to stay clear of the house until a company well versed in storm restoration in St. Louis have had a look at the damage and assed the consequences.
Find the right company to make the repairs:
You will want to work with a roofing contractor that is experienced and reputable, a company that is accustomed to working with insurance companies. Always work with a company that is financially well established, never endorse your insurance check over to anyone until the renovation work is complete.