Wind and storms can cause significant damage to your roof. Weather-related damage is often covered by your home-owners insurance, so it is beneficial to keep an eye on things and address problems right away.

It helps to document what you notice following a storm.

  • Do a quick walk around your house. Scan your roof for missing or crooked shingles. Damage that occurs without a discernable pattern is most likely storm related, rather than resulting from normal wear and tear.
  • Check your gutters and downspouts for dents. If these are damaged, it’s likely your roof took a similar beating.
  • After a severe storm or if you have an older roof, see if your gutters are clogged with missing shingles and watch for shingles or excessive shingle granules in your yard.

Report major problems to your insurance company right away and contact us to get a roof inspection. We are happy to coordinate with your insurance adjuster to get your roof fixed.

One preventative measure that is easily overlooked is to clear away dead or rotting trees, especially those in close proximity to your house. They may not brush up against your roof at a slight breeze, but with strong winds, weakened trees could fall onto your home or roof, causing significant damage.

As always, keep an eye out for leaks, water stains, or excess moisture in your attic. These are all signs of a problem that might not be obvious but needs to be addressed. Your roof is your first defense in protecting your home. New Image Exteriors can help you with your Grand Rapids Roofing project!