What Do You Do if a Tile Blows off Your Roof?

by | Feb 24, 2021 | Roofing

If a tile has blown off your roof, this can be a scary experience. Firstly, you should avoid leaving the house until the wind has died down and it is safe, just in case other tiles are to fall. Roof tiles should not blow off. However, if they do, this is either a result of heavy wind or storm damage or poor installation.

Failure to fix and replace these tiles may result in various problems, including water damage and mold build-up inside the property and an overall weakened roofing structure. Therefore, it’s essential to take action immediately, saving you money in the long run and increasing the safety of your family and property.

Assess the tile and general roof damage

First things first, you should assess the damage. This can be done from the ground if you are not comfortable going on the roof yourself. Look for visible signs of damage, such as other missing tiles, lifting tiles, or other parts of your roof that have blown away.

Contact a professional for an inspection

After briefly assessing the damage yourself, you should contact a professional, such as the Jacob’s Ladder team, for an inspection. This will provide you more detailed information, including the cost of replacement alongside any other damage to your roof.

You can fix the damage yourself if you can, or can ask for a quote for the work. Whatever you choose, it’s essential to act quickly to prevent any further damage to your property.

Check your insurance policy

Your insurance policy may or may not cover damage to your roof. Therefore, before paying up, you should check your insurance policy, seeing whether or not you are provided cover. If not, be thankful you caught it early, as replacing multiple shingles or an entire roof is not cheap.

To conclude

If a tile blows off your roof and is left unattended, the wind will be able to get under other tiles, potentially blowing these off or damaging your roof further.

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