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McKinney Roofing: Article About Checking For Storm Damage

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Storms can cause a lot of damage to a home's roof, and a McKinney roofing company can look over, assess and repair any damage. As a consumer, it's smart to check for damage once the storm's over, as small problems now can become big problems later. A homeowner can easily spot many common signs of damage but should contact a professional to be sure. There are several steps to take when there may be roof damage from a storm.

A visual inspection can often turn up potential trouble areas. Start by taking a look at the roof. If there was a hailstorm, the damage to the usual asphalt or composition shingles will look like black dots. In this case, the force of the hail falling has knocked the asphalt loose, and the roof is not as protected in those areas. High winds can mean that shingles may have blown off or have been lifted up slightly. Not fixing these areas can mean that the wood underneath will get damaged during future rain storms. The inside of the roof needs an inspection as well. Check the wood from inside the attic. If there are marks from water, there's been damage to the roof.

A roofing contractor from Fairclaims Roofing and Construction of McKinney TX can answer your questions about siding or residential roofing.

Smart consumers only use locally based roofing companies to repair storm damage. They know that these companies are more familiar with the types of damage that are common locally, and the company will be there to stand behind any warranty they offer. It's almost always better to let a professional handle any roof repairs than it is to take a DIY approach. The expertise that comes from many years in the business goes a long way to ensuring safety or protection of the home. Even if there are no signs of storm damage that are immediately visible, a roofing company can find the damage that may be lurking unseen.

Many homeowner insurance plans do cover the cost of fixing a roof that's been damaged in a storm. When repairs are needed, call to discuss the problem with the insurance company. An experienced roofing company knows how to work with the insurance company to get them to cover the cost of repairs. Insurance companies usually prefer to work with an established roofing contractor so that they feel confident that the job will be done right.

Damage to the roof is quite common after a major storm, and a smart homeowner takes this seriously. Finding and repairing any damage that the storm caused early can mean fewer problems down the line.

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