How to Be Ready for Repeated Storm Damage to Your Roof

Your roof works day and night to protect your home. It’s not an easy job — especially considering increasingly harsher weather each year and relentless storms. If you’ve managed to avoid any storm damage repair to your roof or home thus far, just thank your lucky stars.

As a mindful homeowner, however, you know better than to rely on luck when it comes to protecting your roof and your home. It takes scheduled roofing maintenance from the right contractor to keep your roof tight. You also want to review your homeowner’s insurance policy so that you’re financially ready when storm disasters strike.

Professional Roof Maintenance

Your typical asphalt shingle, metal or tile roofing systems consist of many materials and parts that help prevent the devastating effects water, wind and impacts can produce. Beneath your outer layer of shingles, metal or tile, you’ll find waterproofing underlayment, metal flashing, wooden decking and frame, gutters, vents and attic insulation.

All of these materials must be inspected and maintained each year to ensure the integrity of your roofing system and the protection of you, your home and possessions.

Working With Roofing Contractors

You want your roof to last many years, correct? So, too, should your working relationship with a qualified and reputable roofing contractor last through the years. Use these tips for finding a good one:

  • Choose a contractor that has run a reputable company for multiple decades.
  • Work with a roofer that has experience and certifications with your type of roof, whether asphalt, tile or metal.
  • Double-check a contractor’s credibility with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Ask roofers for references of recent work in the Land O Lakes or Tampa areas.
  • Make sure your contractor is fully licensed, bonded and insured.
  • When you’ve chosen a good contractor, make sure you sign a maintenance contract.

How’s Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

Your home is certainly a major investment that should be properly insured and protected. The typical homeowner’s insurance coverage is “all-risk,” which means your policy covers all storm damage, short of a specific policy exclusion.

Work with a roofing contractor that has extensive experience working with insurance adjusters. Show your policy to your contractor if you can’t make heads or tails of it. Your friendly roofing professional should be happy to help and have your best interest at heart.

For the best results preventing or performing storm damage repair to your roof, contact Imperial Roofing Contractor today!

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