Preventing Roof Damage: What to Do Before and After a Storm

At McDowell Roofing & Restoration, we understand that your home is your castle, and its roof is its protective shield. For over three generations, we’ve witnessed the damage storms can cause in Southwest Missouri, and we are here to share our expertise to help you prevent and manage storm-related roof damage.

Before the Storm

1. Regular Inspections

Firstly, regular roof inspections are crucial. Unresolved minor damages can turn into significant issues during a storm. At McDowell Roofing & Restoration, we offer detailed inspections, ensuring your roof is in optimal condition to withstand Missouri’s stormy weather.

2. Trimming Nearby Trees

Secondly, trees can be a significant risk. Ensure any trees around your property are regularly trimmed and well-maintained, reducing the chances of fallen branches damaging your roof during high winds.

3. Clean Gutters

Lastly, clean gutters are essential in preventing water damage. Clogged gutters can cause rainwater to overflow onto your roof, leading to unnecessary stress on the structure. Our professional guttering services can help you maintain clean and efficient gutters.

After the Storm

Once the storm has passed, it’s crucial to check for potential damage.

1. Exterior Inspection

Carry out an exterior inspection. Look for missing shingles, damaged flashing, or debris on your roof. However, remember that not all damage is visible from the ground. If you suspect damage, it’s crucial to call in a professional.

2. Interior Inspection

Don’t forget to inspect inside your home. Water stains on your ceiling or walls could indicate roof leaks. If you notice any such signs, contact us immediately.

3. Professional Inspection

Here at McDowell Roofing & Restoration, we offer professional post-storm inspections. Our experienced team can identify and address both apparent and hidden damage, ensuring your home remains safe and secure.

4. Documentation for Insurance Claims

Should we discover any damage, rest assured that McDowell Roofing & Restoration will expertly document the necessary details for your insurance claims. We’ll snap clear photos and take thorough notes, all while guiding you through the claim process. Our service goes beyond repair; we’re here to make your recovery seamless and stress-free.

Contact Us Today

Remember, storms don’t have to spell disaster for your roof. With preventative measures and timely post-storm actions, you can keep your home safe and limit damage. At McDowell Roofing & Restoration, we’re proud to offer comprehensive services to protect, enhance, and restore your property before and after storms.

Your home is your haven. Let us help you protect it.