When your home’s been hit by a storm, don’t trust your roof repair to just anyone. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, delivers quality products and a team of factory-certified contractors to help homeowners who have been caught in Mother Nature’s path.
A storm can take on various forms: it can be a tornado, hurricane, hailstorm, heavy rain, or a snowstorm with strong winds. Here are some details on what that means for your roof.
After a storm, assess the damage. Do not climb on the roof yourself, as the roof may be slippery and not structurally sound. Look for any blown-off, ruptured, or cracked shingles and damaged gutters or windows. (A good pair of binoculars can be a big help and keep you safer than climbing a ladder.) Inside, check for any leaks in the ceiling around lights or in the attic. See “Key Danger Signals of a Failing Roof” for more signs that your roof needs repair or replacement. If you have damage, call your local professional roofing contractor or find a factory-certified contractor on gaf.com.
GAF has different levels of contractor certification. Our top-level GAF factory-certified Master Elite® Roofing Contractors are:
Plus, fewer than 2% of roofing contractors have qualified for this prestigious status!
Read our blog for tips on how homeowners can select the right roofing contractor. Then, search for a GAF factory-certified contractor near you.
Once you choose a contractor, they will recommend you call your insurance company and file a claim. In most cases, your insurance company will
send out an insurance adjuster to evaluate the damage and settle the claim with you. Most insurance adjusters are experienced with many elements
of a home’s construction, but may not be roofing experts or have the ability to climb on your roof; so have your GAF Factory-Certified Contractor
meet your adjuster at your home.
Here are some other things to consider:
GAF Shingles can be installed anywhere in the U.S. because they all pass the ASTM D3161, Class F 110 mph wind test and the ASTM D7158, Class H 150 mph wind test. See our "Extreme Shingle Testing" video to see how much these shingles endure to protect your home.
In addition to your choice of Timberline® Shingles (North America’s #1-selling shingles) or GAF's Lifetime Designer Shingles, GAF also offers two great shingles with impact-resistance (to help prevent future storm damage):
Timberline® ArmorShield™ II and Grand Sequoia® Shingles offer excellent wind ratings, pass the toughest industry impact-resistance test, and deliver Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology to help reduce the use of natural resources. Plus, you may qualify to receive insurance discounts (check with your insurance agent for details).
Check out our worry-free options, including the exclusive Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty and economical financing options.
Storms can result in serious damage to your roof, but GAF has you covered with quality professional contractors and strong products to help tackle your roof repair by storm.