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Three Reasons a Pro Should Evaluate Your Roof for Storm Damage


 Three reasons a pro should evaluate your roof for storm damage


Your safety is a priority.

Seeing if there is damage requires getting on the roof, and most homeowners

should leave climbing ladders and steep-slope roofs to an experienced roofer. It can be dangerous to try this yourself. The best way to check for damage before contacting your local professionals is to check for damages indoors, like leaks or water stains on the ceiling. You can also check for fallen shingles or debris around your yard. If you can see your chimney from the ground, look to see if there were any metal pieces displaced. Finally, look for damage done to areas where the roof meets the outside walls of your home, as well as to any exhaust pipes.

It takes a trained eye.

Storm damage might not look like much at all to the untrained eye, but

an experienced roofing contractor will be able to assess even minor damage appropriately. In cases where damage is not severe or threatening the structural integrity of your home or business, it is still important to have it repaired as soon as possible. Small fixes can make a big difference when the next storm hits! Make sure your home or business is protected. 

They can explain the damage to the insurance adjuster.

Someone is going to have to explain the damage to your insurance adjuster. When it comes to analyzing damage, you will want a seasoned pro available to help your insurance broker assess the damage and ensure all your costs will be covered. While insurance agents may have your best interests at heart, they are most likely not trained contractors. Storm damage can cause damage that may be hard to spot like we mentioned before. Your roofing company will be able to help identify any hidden issues that may lead to weakening the structural integrity of the building. An experienced roofer can communicate clearly and help ensure that the cost of the damage is covered correctly. 

We all know living in the south means dealing with unexpected inclimate weather all the time! Having frequent storms puts your roof in jeopardy. If you believe your roof may have suffered storm damage, contact our trained professionals to have it assessed safely and efficiently. Centennial Roofing is now serving Port St. Joe, Fort Walton Beach & Marianna. We continue to proudly serve the Florida panhandle and up to Dothan, Alabama. If you are looking for a trusted roofing company in your area, visit our website to see if your community is covered by our contractors!

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