After The Storm: 3 Reasons You Need To Inspect Your Roof

Aug 26, 2019

After the recent storms that have pelted the Houston area you’ve probably noticed a dozen signs for Houston roofing companies. If you haven’t already checked out your roof don’t put it off. With the high winds, heavy rainfall and hail that has come down, your roof might have damage you don’t see right away. Just because damage to your roof hasn’t manifested itself in the form of leaks, doesn’t mean that damage can’t turn into a huge mess if left untreated. Roofs aren’t cheap and inspecting your roof after a storm could save you thousands. Do we have your attention now? Good.

Early Detection Is Key

If your roof has been compromised and become vulnerable to leaking, in most cases catching it early and contain the damage. In most cases, once you correct the damage early you prevent any physical leaks from even occurring. Most homeowners headaches happen when they just assume the roof is ok because there are no leaks in the ceiling. They let problems fester undetected and then, what could’ve been a $600.00 repair turns into a roof replacement that costs thousands of dollars. That alone could save you thousands and keep your insurance rates down.

Insurance Has Limits

If your home did actually suffer storm damage and you failed to detect it until several months later, your insurance company likely may decline to cover it. Many insurance companies have time limits on filing a claim built into their policies. The best practice is to contact a Houston roofing company the day after a bad storm and inspect your roof. If there is damage catching it early gives you the chance to document evidence for your insurance claim. This is especially helpful if you have an aging roof that is already old if you get storm damage evidence documented, well you just saved yourself thousands because the insurance will cover it now.

It Costs You Nothing

The fact is most Houston roofing companies will inspect your roof for free. Think about it, if they inspect it and nothing is wrong they’ve made a customer contact and their name is in your memory for the future. It is a win-win for them and a loss leader to generate more business. For you, it gives you the peace of mind if there is nothing wrong, and gives you the jump on the situation if there is. Just make sure the company you choose is reputable, check out their reviews on the internet and that they are bonded and insured. Most reputable Houston roofing companies will show you their bonding upfront and be transparent with the inspection process.

Call The Best At Everest

Now that you really have no excuse to have your roof inspected, it’s time to call Everest and schedule a free inspection of your roof. Our qualified roofing experts will come to your home and give you a fair and honest inspection and a quote for repair costs if needed.