Storm Damage Checklist

Even the most durable roofs can be damaged by strong wind or hail. After a storm, assess any possible damage to your roof quickly and accurately with the help of our storm damage checklist.

Homeowner’s Checklist for Assessing Storm Damaged Roofs

  • Do not attempt to execute the storm checklist outdoors until dangerous weather has left the area.
  • Immediately ensure that your belongings are protected from leaking water inside the home. Move appliances, furniture and other important items that may get damaged.
  • Walk around the exterior of your home to check for roofing damage and sources of any leaks. Note any:
    • Torn, curled or missing shingles (also check property for shingles that may have blown off)
    • Dented vents (dents may indicate hail damage)
    • Dented gutters and downspouts (dents may indicate hail damage)
  • Walk around the interior of the home to check for leaks or other damage indicators. Note any:
    • Water staining (look around light fixtures, in corners and around chimneys)
    • Wet insulation or other water seepage in the attic
    • Cracked or broken skylights
  • Get a tarp from The Home Depot to protect home from water damage (if needed).
  • Contact your homeowner’s insurance company. Provide the list of potential storm damages based on your initial assessment.
  • Ask your insurance company for a list of roofing contractors they work with, and use our checklist to help you choose the right contractor.