What to do if your roof is damaged by a hurricane or storm

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Hurricane season: a homeowner’s worst nightmare

Living in Tampa, we are no strangers to hurricanes. With hurricane season running from June through October, many homeowners worry about the impact a big storm may have on their house. One of the most commonly damaged parts of a home after a hurricane is the roof. Your roof often takes the brunt of a storm, shielding you, your family, and belongings from the stinging rain, the harsh winds, and flying debris. And while a good roof will keep you safe even during a big hurricane, storm damage to your roof in Tampa, FL can have lasting consequences.

Common storm damage to roofs

  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Dents or holes in flat or metal roofs
  • Missing flashing along the edging
  • Severe water damage
  • Damage from debris or trees

What to look for after a storm

As Floridians, we often focus just on hurricanes, but storm damage to your roof can occur from any size storm, including tropical storms or even just a sudden rain shower. Checking your roof after a big storm is always important to make sure you catch any problems early before they get worse. After the storm passes, look for any dark spots on the roof, missing shingles or tiles, large debris still on the roof, or pieces from the roof in your yard. If you can’t get on the roof to check, or if you suspect damage has occurred, get in touch with Stay Dry Roofing. Our experts will check all areas of your roof for damage and can often repair many problems on the spot.

Help! A storm damaged my roof!

If your roof took a beating after the last hurricane or storm, Stay Dry Roofing is your Master Elite contractor team to help you out in your time of need. We have been serving the residents and businesses of Tampa Bay, FL after storm damage to their roofs for over three decades! This means we have been through all the biggest hurricanes and no matter what happens with the next one, we will be there to help you, your family, or your business.

Wind damage repair

If shingles have been blown off the roof or lifted from the roof, our team can help install a GAF shingles roofing system or simply repair any minor damage. A GAF shingle roofing system, however, is the leading option for most homes. This roofing system includes four to six different components that add strength, longevity and attractiveness to your roof.

Water damage repair

Water damage can occur if the roof is not angled enough to let the rain roll off. This is the biggest concern for flat roofs, but can also affect shingle roofs as well. This storm damage to your roof can lead to rot, leaks, and mold if not taken care of.

Debris damage repair

What most people think of after a hurricane, debris can range from leaves, to branches, and even entire trees! This repair requires removal of the debris and repair to damaged areas. In the unfortunate case of a tree destroying a roof, our Master Elite contractors are your experienced professionals ready to help build you an entirely new roof that is warrantied for years to come.

Hail damage repair

While uncommon, yes Florida does get hail! Hail poses significant risk to your roof, often knocking off shingles or creating large dents in the roof. This is often also the hardest to see without a professional’s help as the hail typically won’t remain on the roof. After a hail storm, it is always important to call Stay Dry Roofing for an inspection.

The best defense is a master elite roofing contractor

If you want to prevent or repair storm damage to your roof in Tampa, FL or surrounding areas, choosing an experienced, professional team will always lead the to the best results. Stay Dry Roofing has over 30 years of experience and is a Master Elite contractor, a title only held by less than 2% of contractors. This means when you call us, you can count on your project being taken care of right the first time.

If you haven’t had a roof maintenance inspection in a few years, we encourage you to call us today to set one up. Being proactive before storms and hurricanes can save you money and headaches when the worst comes our way.

Get prepared today!

Call Stay Dry Roofing today at 813-232-9430 to set up a free roofing estimate and protect your family and belongings.