Published on February 13, 2023 by Jason Reisman

Storm Damaged Roof Inspection: What Does It Involve?

Protect your home by scheduling a roof inspection after a severe storm. Call Eustis Roofing at 352-343-4240 today. 

Many homeowners call their local roofing companies immediately following severe weather to get repair quotes for their storm-damaged roofs. Insurance companies typically require professional estimates for claims, and homeowners want to repair their roofs as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to their houses. 

If your roof suffered damage in a hurricane or thunderstorm, you might wonder what the roof inspection will entail. Keep reading for a quick guide on storm-damaged roof inspections to learn more about the length of time for a roof inspection and everything else to expect.

Critical Points of a Post-Storm Roof Inspection

Roofing contractors conduct post-storm roof inspections to identify damage and provide estimates on the cost of repairs. Whether your roof experienced hail damage, wind damage, or water damage, your inspection will likely include the following assessments:

Ground-Level Damage

Before the roofing contractor climbs onto your roof, they will walk your home’s perimeter to identify and examine any collateral damage to other home materials. If the roofer finds dented or cracked siding, garage doors, and downspouts, they also expect to see damage to the roof. The inspector also notes any granules, shingles, or other roofing materials on the ground, which signal damage on the roof level. 

Roofing Material Damage

Strong winds and hail can wreak havoc on roofing materials of all types, from asphalt shingles to metal panels. During a storm-damaged roof inspection, the roofer will examine the roofing materials to identify cracked, torn, lifted, or missing shingles, tiles, or panels. Using high-quality roofing materials is essential for ensuring long-term protection and durability of the roof.

Flashing and Vent Damage

Metal flashing seals the valleys and vents in your roof against water intrusion, so damaged flashing can lead to severe issues in the home’s internal structure. Roof inspectors look for dented and lifted flashing to ensure the roof remains sealed in these vulnerable areas. 

Gutter Damage

Your gutters also require an inspection to identify dents, dings, and asphalt shingle granule loss. The granule layer on roofing shingles provides weatherproofing for the layers beneath it, and too much granule loss can compromise the roof’s ability to keep moisture out. If a roofer notices a lot of granules in your gutters, they may recommend a total replacement. 

Let Eustis Roofing Inspect Your Roof After a Storm

If you need a professional inspection for a storm-damaged roof, you can trust our experts at Eustis Roofing. We’ve provided market-leading roofing services to Altoona, Leesburg, Eustis, Tavares, and nearby Central Florida areas since 1959. That’s more than a half-century of experience and industry knowledge that we use to offer top-quality roofing solutions at affordable prices.

You can trust the Eustis Roofing team to provide a comprehensive post-storm inspection and a fair quote. Call us today at 352-343-4240 to schedule your inspection. 

Central Florida homeowners are no strangers to severe weather. Fortunately, you can learn how to prepare your roof for storms by reaching out to the pros.

Jason Reisman

About The Author: Jason Reisman

Jason Reisman, ERC’s General Manager is a problem solver! Jason is hands-on with finding solutions to difficult problems as well as constantly researching, exploring new concepts, discovering new inventive ways and is passionate about being the most experienced, most knowledgeable and most dependable in the roofing trade. He’s hands-on with training and instruction ensuring every job have the up to date and state of the art equipment to perform with precision to be in and out without delays. Jason loves competing with his Dad on the golf course!