Roof Damaged From A Storm? 3 Things To Consider

by Connor Pena

Every year, storms damage homes throughout the US. Whether it's high winds, hail, or even tornadoes causing the damage, repair is often needed after inclement weather rolls through. Wind damage in particular is very common, especially for roofing. Damage to the roof can be a hassle and may even lead to damage to other parts of the home if not repaired as soon as possible. If your roof has been damaged by a storm, it's important to take steps to fix it immediately. Here are three things that you should consider after your roof has been damaged by a storm.

The Signs of Damage

The first thing that you should do after a storm has rolled through is to inspect your roof for signs of damage. Some telltale signs that your roof needs repair are rolled up or missing shingles, missing granules on the shingles, and interior leaks. Other signs of damage may not be as easy to see. If you suspect roof damage after a bad storm, you may want to have your roof inspected by a professional. This typically costs between $119 and $295 and can help identify the signs that storm or wind damage roof repair is needed.

Repairs May Be Needed

If your roof has been damaged in a storm, repairs can have it back in working condition quickly. There are a lot of factors that will impact how much this costs including the amount of damage, the size of your roof, and the type of roofing materials used. On average storm damage roof repair costs around $700. Certain types of roofing, such as tile roofing, can be more expensive to repair than others. Replacing just a single tile can cost up to $350.

Replacement May Be Needed

Depending on the amount of damage, you may find that a roof replacement is the best option. Roof replacement costs vary depending on the size of your home, the pitch of your roof, and the roofing material used. Typically your home insurance will cover much of the cost of replacement if your roof was damaged in a storm. The average cost of a new roof is $20,664 with installation factored in. In fact, many decide to replace their roofing with a sturdier option after it has been damaged by the wind. 

If your roof has been damaged by a storm, there are a few things that you should consider. First, it's important to be able to recognize the signs of wind damage. Often after a storm repairs will be needed. In some instances, a full replacement may be the best option after wind damage has occurred.