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Roof damage from a storm?

GAF can get you through the storm by helping to answer some of your most pressing questions

Where to start when you have storm damage

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Inspect your roof

After a storm, know what to look for to determine if you have roof damage, and schedule repairs before the next storm rolls in.
Inspection tips
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Review your homeowners' insurance policy

Before committing to a course of action, make sure you know what’s covered in your policy.
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Find a contractor

A roofer that is certified by GAF can help you identify damage and recommend a course of action.
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Inspect your roof using the I.O.U method:



Begin in the attic, if it’s accessible, during the daytime. Use a flashlight wherever necessary.

  • Sunlight showing through the wood
  • Sagging


Walk around your house, examining as much of the roof as you can see from the ground.

  • Missing, cracked or curled shingles
  • Debris
  • Dark Patches
  • Bent or detached flashing

Up the ladder

If you are comfortable climbing a ladder, you can get a better look at your roof upclose.

  • Loose nails
  • Gutter debris

Types of roof damage

How do I know if I need a new roof?

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Roof cost factors

Your roof repair or replacement cost will depend on a number of factors including materials, home size, roof details, and labor costs. Find out about the components and steps required to build a reliable roofing system.

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Tips for finding the right roofer



Know what to ask so that you’re getting a reliable, qualified roofer. Check online reviews and see our Tips for finding a roofer.

License & insurance

Make sure that your roofer is insured, and licensed where required.

Manufacturer certifications

Certified contractors have been entrusted by a roofing manufacturer to offer their best warranties.


Ask about manufacturer warranties

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What to expect during a roof restoration

From finding the right contractor, to choosing a shingle that suits your lifestyle, to preparing your home and family for a brief — but potentially noisy— disruption, these tips are designed to help you enjoy a hassle-free roof restoration.

Prepare for future storms with a GAF roof

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WindProven™ limited wind warranty

The wind warranty with no max wind speed limitation¹. Just install GAF Shingles with LayerLock™ Technology, plus four required GAF accessory products. View warranty
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Shingles that give your roof a fighting chance against hail²

Timberline® AS II2 SBS Modified IR Shingles combine all the beauty of Timberline® Shingles with UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance. View shingles

¹ 15-year WindProven™ limited wind warranty on Timberline® AS II Shingles requires the use of GAF starter strips, roof deck protection, ridge cap shingles, and leak barrier or attic ventilation. See GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions Visit for qualifying GAF products.

² Timberline® AS II Shingles are not warrantied to withstand hail damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Knowledge is power. Before you talk to a contractor about your roof replacement project, it’s helpful to know some of the elements that go into a typical roofing estimate. It also helps to work with a reputable, manufacturer-certified contractor.

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Documenting storm damage starts with grabbing your camera or smartphone. From a safe vantage point, photograph any visible effects of the storm, including physical damage, debris, and water intrusion, inside and outside the home.

A standard reroof itself is very fast, usually taking little more than a day for the average sized home However, insurance processing, choosing a contractor, scheduling an installation, and shipping materials are harder to predict, and often depend on how many local roofs have been affected by the recent storm. Review these steps to get an idea of the timeframes involved.

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Be prepared when disaster strikes

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Shield your roof from ice and water...

Your roofing system is made up of protective layers, designed with the latest technological advances to shield your home from ice and water- keeping your roof deck dry and safe. One of these layers is called a leak barrier, which is often referred to as ice and water shield. Located below the shingles, it's crucial to your roof system's defense against moisture.