What to Do When Bad Storms Strike Your Home

Owning a home comes with its fair share of responsibilities. This can be especially true when it comes to home renovations. More specifically, emergency renovations. When it comes to living in the Midwest, unpredictable weather is just a part of the experience. Unfortunately, that means your home has to deal with a lot of the aftermath of bad storms.

However, there is good news! You won’t have to deal with the restoration process on your own. There are plenty of storm restoration companies ready to help you through the process, including, well, us! 

Freedom Restoration & Roofing is a professional storm damage company that has been serving homeowners throughout St. Louis since 2013! Rather than waiting for a storm to come your way, we wanted to talk you through the process a bit more, so you know what to expect.

What Types of Damage Should You Look Out For?

As a homeowner in Missouri, you’re no stranger to the demanding climate. With that being said, you may have never had to deal with the aftermath of a bad storm. When bad weather strikes, it’s important to know what to look for, so you can be sure your home is still in top shape. Some common forces you’ll most likely find yourself dealing with include…

Wind Damage

High winds can pose a big issue for your roof system—especially around the edges. Potential signs of damage can be as obvious as missing shingles to as subtle as thin lines indicating where the granules have worn away. Another sign of wind damage that is nearly impossible to notice on your own is the adhesive seal over the shingles breaking down.

Hail Damage

After a hailstorm, the first thing you should do is check your roof. Hail damage comes in a variety of forms, some of which can be hard to notice right off the bat. For starters, look for round divots on the edges of your shingles and flashing. You may also notice granules missing or piles of granules at the bottom of the downspout where they came loose.

Falling Debris

Beyond the storm itself, your roof may experience some collateral damage from falling tree branches and other items that get blown about. Keep an eye out for missing or cracked shingles, missing granules, and leaks inside your home. More obviously, you may notice the actual debris still on your roof system.

Standing Water

After a big rainstorm, it’s not uncommon to deal with standing water in and around your property. If your gutters are clogged, this can also cause water to back up and settle under your roof shingles, which will lead to leaks and mold growth.


Why Should You Call a Professional?

Many signs of roof damage can be hard to see with an untrained eye, which is why it is always better to be safe and have a professional roofing contractor take a look. You may be able to notice obvious signs of property damage—broken shingles, clogged gutters, fallen tree limbs—but a trained roofer can look much deeper.

At Freedom Restoration & Roofing, we offer free roof inspections in order to take a deeper look at the damage done to your property. Our roof repair team will be able to pinpoint less obvious signs of water damage and more. Even if you don’t suspect the damage to be too great, it’s important to get it taken care of. The smallest issue can turn into an expensive headache if left unchecked.


Get in Touch with Our Roofing and Restoration Team to Start Planning with a Free Quote

When a sudden storm strikes, it’s important to have a restoration team on your side that you can trust. For homeowners in St. Louis, that team is at Freedom Restoration & Roofing. As your trusted roofing contractor, we’ll be by your side from start to finish to guide you through every step of your restoration project.


Give us a call to learn more about our services and our storm damage restoration process or fill out our online form to schedule a completely free roof inspection and request a project estimate today.