Storm Damage Checklist
Even the most durable roofs can be damaged by strong wind or hail. After a storm, assess any possible damage to your roof quickly and accurately with the help of our storm damage checklist.
- Do not attempt to execute the storm checklist outdoors until dangerous weather has left the area.
- Immediately ensure that your belongings are protected from leaking water inside the home. Move appliances, furniture and other important items that may get damaged.
- Walk around the exterior of your home to check for roofing damage and sources of any leaks. Note any:
- Torn, curled or missing shingles (also check property for shingles that may have blown off)
- Dented vents (dents may indicate hail damage)
- Dented gutters and downspouts (dents may indicate hail damage)
- Walk around the interior of the home to check for leaks or other damage indicators. Note any:
- Water staining (look around light fixtures, in corners and around chimneys)
- Wet insulation or other water seepage in the attic
- Cracked or broken skylights
- Get a tarp from Lowe’s® to protect home from water damage (if needed).
- Contact your homeowner’s insurance company. Provide the list of potential storm damages based on your initial assessment.
- Ask your insurance company for a list of roofing contractors they work with, and use our checklist to help you choose the right contractor.