Southwest Florida is known for its coastline views and sprawling beaches—but it’s also known for getting its fair share of weather events.  Hurricane force winds, tropical storm force winds, and other types of big storms can wreak havoc on your roofing system. Suffice to say, if you suspect your roof has been damaged by a recent storm, you’ll want to contact a roofing contractor right away.

Below are just a few of the signs that your roof may need a repair.

Your roof is leaning

If your roof is leaking after a storm, there’s a very good chance that it’s sustained damage.  Post-storm damage is often related to wind- and if you suddenly see leaks and drips in your ceiling, call a roofing expert ASAP.

The good news is that reputable roofing companies will provide you with a free, no-cost repair estimate.  (It’s always best to get 3 estimates.) The person you’re speaking with should also provide you with information about materials and workmanship costs, the anticipated completion timeline of the project, and they may also be able to help you understand if the repairs will be covered by your homeowners insurance warranty. If the repair will be covered by your insurance company, ask the roofing contractor if they’ll be able to work with your insurance provider directly. Most homeowners find this is the easiest and least stressful way to deal with wind-related damage to their roofing system.

Your gutters are overloaded

Although this isn’t a guaranteed sign that your roof has been damaged, if your gutters are overloaded, it’s best to contact a roofer. Depending on the materials you have atop your home, if the storm was especially brutal, the roofer may find that your gutters are littered with bits and pieces of roofing materials.  (They may also find that your gutters have sustained damage, which is also something you’d want to address sooner than later.)

Last but not least

Flashing, tile shingles, gutters, and asphalt shingles can all sustain damage during gale force, tropical force, and hurricane force winds. And as we’ve said numerous times in the past, small problems cost less to fix than big ones. If you suspect your roof may have sustained damage in a recent wind storm, call a local, reputable roofer ASAP to schedule a no-cost roof inspection.

Are you ready to get started? Call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with a customer care specialist you can trust.