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Roof damage by wind?

GAF can get you through the storm by helping to answer some of your most pressing questions

Where to start when you have storm damage

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Identify roof damage with the I.O.U. Method

After a storm, identify roof damage, and schedule necessary repairs before the next storm rolls in using the I.O.U. method: Inside, Outside, Up the ladder.
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Find a trusted contractor

A manufacturer-certified roofer can help you identify damage and recommend a course of action.
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Review your home insurance coverage

Before committing to a course of action, make sure you know what is and is not covered by your insurance policy.

Recognizing signs of roof storm damage

Here are just a few of the visible signs of storm damage. Your roofer can help you determine a course of action.

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Hail Damage
Hail stones can travel as fast as 100 mph. Your roofer can help identify less obvious impact sites.

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Wind Damage
Wind uplift is not always as obvious as torn-away shingles. Your roofer can inspect for loosened sealant at shingle edges.

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Storm Damage
Storm debris should be removed before the next wind storm scrapes it across your shingles, doing further damage.

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Potential Roof Leaks
Water staining on inside ceilings and walls is one of the sure signs of a leak. And the moisture could also lead to mold.

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How do I know if I need a new roof?

As age and weather take their toll on your roof, you may be able to identify some key signs that it’s time to get a professional evaluation.
Download 7 Signs it’s time for a New Roof.

How to find the right contractor for storm repair

Questions to ask your contractor

GAF factory-certified contractors are licensed and insured, and are the only ones who can offer you our strongest warranties. Know what to ask so that you’re getting a reliable, qualified roofer.

4 things to consider when choosing a roofer

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What you should know about your insurance policy

GAF Storm | Cracking the Code: O&L Coverage
GAF Storm | Things to know about your insurance policy

Steps involved in repairing or replacing your roof

See how one successful contractor handles the roof replacement process after a storm.

What to Expect from the Roof Replacement Process

Let a GAF Master Elite® Contractor walk you through her company's process for repairing or replacing a roof after a storm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I pay for my storm repairs?

If you’ve been putting off your roof repair or replacement because you’re not ready for a big upfront expense, you may want to consider a payment plan.

How long does the roof replacement process take?

Getting a new roof can be easy when you know where to start. Follow these steps for making the experience a great one - Before, During and After your roof is installed.

Prepare for future storms with a durable GAF roof

GAF innovations include technologies designed to increase impact resistance, resist wind uplift, and more.

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 for qualifying GAF products.
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Shield Your Roof From Ice and Water Damage with Leak Barriers
Your roofing system is made up of protective layers, designed with the latest technological advances to shield your home from ice and water- keeping your roof deck dry and safe. One of these layers is called a leak barrier, which is often referred to as ice and water shield. Located below the shingles, it's crucial to your roof system's defense against moisture.