If you’ve just installed a new roof, storm damage can be a big problem. Queensland’s wild weather is making the need to repair storm damaged roofs somewhat more of a priority, so in this article, we give you roof storm damage repair tips and tricks and advice on when to call in the specialists for roof storm damage disasters.
Hail storms and roof damage are a terrible combination, so it’s best to be prepared and know what to look for when your roof is damaged, or how to repair storm damaged roofs so you and your business can continue to run smoothly and efficiently, with as little downtime as possible.
Here are some things you can do to minimise roof storm damage repairs worsening while waiting for your roof to be fixed.
Don’t Attempt to Repair Storm Damaged Roofs Yourself
Unless you’re a licensed contractor or have been guided by a contracted roof repair professional to ensure hail storm roof damage does not worsen before it can be permanently repaired, you should not attempt roof damage repair work yourself. Wait for a licensed roofing contractor – such as a team member from Manchester Roofing to complete serious roof storm damage repair work.
It’s especially important that you never attempt to repair storm damaged roofs yourself when power lines are involved. Contact Energex or your local council to report damaged or fallen power lines and stay safe.
Assess the Damage
When it comes to a repair, storm damaged roofs should be thoroughly inspected and repaired by qualified roofing professionals, but that does not mean you can’t assess the hail storm roof damage before you contact us. In some cases, it’s actually necessary – particularly when organising roof storm damage repair work through your insurance company.
In this case, you will need to look for the following from a safe position on the ground:
- Obvious signs of repair storm damaged roofs require, like missing tiles
- Broken tiles or flashing – particularly surrounding skylights or solar panels
- Internal or external water damage and leakage
- Cracking in ceiling plaster that didn’t exist before the hail storm (roof damage may be the cause if this is the case)
Be sure to take lots of photos of the roof storm damage that has occurred, and make note of any roof storm damage repair work that needs to be completed (if it didn’t exist before the storm), before contacting your insurance provider.
How to Repair Storm Damaged Roofs
Note that roofing professionals from Manchester Roofing will never suggest you repair roof storm damage yourself, however, we may suggest you take temporary preventative measures if we are unable to perform your roof storm damage repair straight away. This includes temporary fixes – a lot of which are common sense – such as safely installing tarpaulin, buckets or other quick fixes to stop your roof storm damage repair from getting worse or leaking water into your property.
When to Contact the Professionals About Your Repair or Storm Damaged Roof
As previously suggested, to repair storm damaged roofs requires professional attention and skills such as those possessed by the team at Manchester Roofing. If you have a hail storm, roof damage may occur (even if you’re not aware of it), so it’s best to contact our fully-qualified, licenced roofers if you believe you need any roof storm damage repair work.