After a storm, look around for missing shingles or pieces of metal on the ground as a starting point for identifying exterior damage. If you find these items, you likely have damage and may want to call a professional or your insurance company.
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- The most common types of storm damage include hail, wind and water damage. Make sure to check areas including your roof, foundation, windows/doors and siding after a heavy storm to ensure you don’t have any major damage.
- Have a professional roofing contractor do a thorough roof inspection at least once a year to help identify any problem areas, replace loose shingles and perform any necessary roofing repairs.
- How to Check for Storm Damage
- You can easily detect storm damage to your roof from wind and hail if you have cracked or broken shingles, and a significant amount of granules missing from asphalt shingles.
- Don't forget to prepare the exterior parts of your home when getting ready for a storm.
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