A storm can tear through your home’s roofing system, causing leaks to show up and leaving the rest of your property vulnerable to moisture damage. However, what if there are no signs of leaking the entire time? Does that mean you have nothing to worry about? According to our experts, you should still call a home remodeling contractor to have your roof double-checked for signs of storm damage.
A Hidden Threat
One of the biggest reasons why you need to have your roof checked anyway is the possible risk of unseen leaks. A roofing system has a lot of components, so a small gap in the outer surface won’t always lead the water straight to the ceiling. Some leaks tend to “crawl” through the deck, insulation, and supports, seeping into the walls without being visible on the surface until it’s too late. By having a professional check your roof, unseen leaks can be detected and fixed early on.
Preventing Further Damage
There are many cases where leaks actually go straight to the ceiling, but are still “minor enough” that some homeowners try to fix the problem on their own. Unfortunately, the relative lack of experience and equipment can result in ineffective repairs that could lead to bigger problems later on. It’s better to just call for exterior home remodeling services to have those minor problems fixed properly and safely.
Stronger Cases for Insurance Claims
Filing an insurance claim for roof-related expenses can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don’t have the info to back up your claim. By having your roof checked by a certified individual, you have a much more solid case, increasing your chances of your claim being approved. This not only helps you cut down on repair expenses but also helps reduce the hassle of the entire filing process.
Preparing for the Next Storm
Your roof may have held out well during the recent storm, but there’s no telling if it will hold out just as well when the one comes. Having your roof checked by a general construction company after the storm will also help you identify parts of the roof that may have to be reinforced or replaced even before they become a liability when the next storm arrives in your area.
If you need to have your roof properly checked for problems, we’re the right people for the job. Timberland Exteriors is the leading home remodeling company in Minneapolis, MN. Call us at (952) 373-5145 or fill out this contact form to request more info.