GAF certified contractors completing a storm damage roofing replacement project

Storm & hurricane roofing resources

If your home was recently impacted by severe weather, GAF has resources available to help you assess potential damage and locate a contractor certified¹ by GAF to repair or replace your roof.
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Visible signs of potential roof damage from hurricanes and major storms

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. Check for sunlight showing through the wood and sagging.


Walk around your house, examining as much of the roof as you can see from the ground. Check for missing, cracked or curled shingles. Also look for debris, dark patches, and bent or detached flashing.

Up the ladder

If you are comfortable climbing a ladder, you can get a better look at your roof up close. Take note of loose nails and gutter debris.
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Find a contractor for storm damage roof repair

North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, GAF supports homeowners before, during, and after storms. GAF can help you locate an independent, certified roofing contractor1 who can evaluate potential roof damage and repair or replace your roof.
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Contractors enrolled in GAF certification programs are not employees or agents of GAF, and GAF does not control or otherwise supervise these independent businesses. Contractors may receive benefits, such as loyalty rewards points and discounts on marketing tools from GAF for participating in the program and offering GAF enhanced warranties, which require the use of a minimum amount of GAF products. Your dealings with a Contractor, and any services they provide to you, are subject to the Contractor Terms of Use. Visit for details.

Taking action before and after a storm can help reduce the risk of damage.

Explore additional resources

Learn about various aspects of roof restoration and high quality roofing materials.
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Homeowners insurance

Depending on your policy and the nature of the roof damage, your homeowners’ insurance may cover the cost of repair or replacement. Find out how to understand your coverage, file a claim, and document your damage.
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Financing options

Many contractors now accept credit cards and many can offer attractive financing arrangements through reputable third-parties.
Financing tips
Contractor discussing roof restoration with homeowners

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.
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Shingles that give your roof a fighting chance against hail²

Timberline® AS II SBS Modified IR Shingles combine all the beauty of Timberline® Shingles with UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance.
UL 2218 Class 4 Impact-Resistance Test performed under controlled laboratory conditions. GAF makes no express or implied warranty about the impact performance of this product against hail. Hail damage is not covered under the limited warranty. See GAF Shingle and Accessory Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
Home with gray Timberline HDZ roof shingles by GAF

Timberline HDZ® shingles help protect your home

Timberline HDZ® shingles provide the perfect combination of beauty and strength. When installed with the required combination of four qualifying GAF accessories, GAF shingles with LayerLock® technology qualify for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty with no maximum wind speed limitation.3
15-year WindProven limited wind warranty covers GAF Shingles with LayerLock® Technology only and 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. For installations not eligible for the WindProven limited wind warranty, see GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

Conducting a roof inspection from the ground

Learn how to conduct a routine roof check from the ground, so you'll know when it's time to bring in a professional.
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How to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricanes

Learn more about how to prepare your roof for hurricane season.
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More about hail roofing damage

Visit our blog to learn more about steps to take after a hail storm.
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FAQs for storm recovery

Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by disaster. See if your area has been declared for Individual Assistance and apply online.

Visit FEMA for quick links to National, State, and Local disaster recovery resources

Disaster Resources -

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.