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Why Roof Inspections Are Necessary After a Storm
Why Roof Inspections Are Necessary After a Storm
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Why Roof Inspections Are Necessary After a Storm

Should you have your roof inspected after a storm even if it doesn’t appear to be leaking? The short answer is yes, because not all damage is visible to the untrained eye. Universal Roofing & Exteriors elaborates further below. Roof Fixing Minor Damage Just because your roof isn’t leaking doesn’t mean it wasn’t damaged during the storm. For all you know, strong winds might have dislodged a few shingles and water managed to infiltrate your roof. Left unattended, a relatively minor issue like a dripping roof can lead to a more serious problem, such as mold or wood rot. Remember: the only way to find out if your roof really was damaged during the storm is to have a residential roofing contractor inspect it. It’s better to identify and address a relatively minor issue before it turns into a more serious concern. Documenting Storm Damage This is also important from an insurance perspective. Before you can file a claim with your insurer, you’ll need to submit pictures of storm damage—insurers need proof that the damage to your home was caused by the storm and not any negligence on your part. If you wait too long to have your roof inspected, it may be impossible for the insurer to determine the extent of the damage caused by the storm, which means you may not get the compensation you deserve. It’s important that every sign of damage is found, documented and addressed, which is why you should only hire an experienced contractor to conduct roof inspections. After all, it takes a certain level of expertise to identify subtle signs of roof damage. Universal Roofing & Exteriors, a community-focused company with nearly three decades’ worth of experience, offers professional roofing services, including roof repair and installation services. To request a quote, you can call us at (317) 257-0779 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Carmel and Zionsville, IN, as well as the surrounding communities.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Contact Us to Get Started On Your Project

There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.