Roof damage from a storm?
Where to start when you have storm damage
Inspect your roof using the I.O.U method:
Begin in the attic, if it’s accessible, during the daytime. Use a flashlight wherever necessary.
- Sunlight showing through the wood
Walk around your house, examining as much of the roof as you can see from the ground.
- Missing, cracked or curled shingles
- Dark Patches
- Bent or detached flashing
Up the ladder
If you are comfortable climbing a ladder, you can get a better look at your roof upclose.
- Loose nails
- Gutter debris
Types of roof damage
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What to expect during a roof restoration
Prepare for future storms with a GAF roof
WindProven™ limited wind warranty
Shingles that give your roof a fighting chance against hail²
¹ 15-year WindProven™ limited wind warranty on Timberline® AS II Shingles requires the use of GAF starter strips, roof deck protection, ridge cap shingles, and leak barrier or attic ventilation. See GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions Visit gaf.com/LRS for qualifying GAF products.
² Timberline® AS II Shingles are not warrantied to withstand hail damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Knowledge is power. Before you talk to a contractor about your roof replacement project, it’s helpful to know some of the elements that go into a typical roofing estimate. It also helps to work with a reputable, manufacturer-certified contractor.
A standard reroof itself is very fast, usually taking little more than a day for the average sized home However, insurance processing, choosing a contractor, scheduling an installation, and shipping materials are harder to predict, and often depend on how many local roofs have been affected by the recent storm. Review these steps to get an idea of the timeframes involved.