Nebraska's ranked 5th in the United States for number of tornadoes and what usually accompanies those tornadoes are severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms carry with them large hail, high winds, and lightning, all of which can have damaging effects on your roof.
When the storms clear, the sun comes out and you take a look at the unholy mess of a roof the storm has left you with the first thing’s first, assess the damage. With a pair of binoculars in hand, assess the degree of damage on your roof and proceed to the next step which is calling your home owners insurance. Calling your insurance company will ensure that any ground work you do on your own won’t run the risk of being denied. The insurance company will let you know what to do so that your claims are properly processed and paid out. How do you know when to call a contractor for roof repair? Do you have wet spots and roof leaks? Are there shingles loose or missing? Are your gutters damaged? If you answered yes to any of these questions these are the telltale signs that you need to call a contractor.
Now you have to decide if this is a DIY (Do it yourself) project or a job for a professional. Leaving this type of work to a professional is the most recommended option. A professional roofer can access the damage of your roof help you decide if you the damage can be repaired or if you need a whole new roof.