Common Storm Damage

High Wind
Standing Water

Detailed Roof Inspection Checklist

Here are a few tips to follow when assessing storm-related damage. If you do find damage, be sure to call a local, reputable roofing contractor right away. After storms, you may receive solicitations from unfamiliar contractors looking for work. To find reputable, factory-certified contractors in your area, visit the GAF contractor locator at:


INSIDE: Begin in the attic, if it’s accessible, during the daytime.


OUTSIDE: You may be able to see most, if not all, of your roof from ground level. Walk around your house, examining the roof for these signs of damage.


UP THE LADDER: If you are comfortable climbing a ladder and the weather conditions allow you to do so safely, you can get a better look at your roof up close.

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Insider Tips For Getting Your Contractor's Best Work

Get local referrals. There is less chance of disappointments when you choose a contractor from your community.


Look for manufacturer designations. The contractor must pass certain minimum requirements to be factory certified. Only 2% of roofing contractors are recognized as GAF Master Elite® Contractors.


Research Better Business Bureau (BBB) ratings. GAF Master Elite® Contractors are required to maintain satisfactory ratings with the BBB in order to retain their certification. And more!

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Dealing With Your Insurance Company

Dealing With Your Insurance Company

Once you choose a contractor, it is likely that 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 work with you to resolve the claim. 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 it may be a good idea to have your GAF factory-certified contractor meet your adjuster at your home.

Defend Against the Next Storm with a GAF Roof

Impact-Resistant Shingles

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).

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Wind resistance built into every shingle

Wind resistance built into every shingle

Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles are warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph.

The GAF Lifetime Roofing System

A new roof is more than just shingles. When you install any GAF Lifetime Shingle and at least 3 qualifying GAF accessories, you'll automatically get a Lifetime limited warranty on your shingles and all qualifying GAF accessories.
The GAF Lifetime Roofing System

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