John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Don’t wait till the sun shines through your roof to get it fixed. After heavy storms come through the Phoenix area, inspect your roof for obvious damage to the shingles. Many times you will see lifted shingles or find loose shingles in your yard. When you do, it’s important to call your homeowners insurance agent, then a roofing expert.

However, there are other signs of roof damage. Damage to your gutters and siding is another indicator that you may have roof damage. You may see obvious dents to your metal window frames. Seventy -six (76) percent of all tornadoes are only an F0 or F1 on the tornado scale, but these winds are strong enough to push trailers off their foundation and uproot shallow trees. Imagine what it does to your roof.

Many times, roof damage can be difficult to spot. It is difficult to see the top of a large home. Many people aren’t aware of the signs of roof damage, and it takes an expert to detect the problem. Your roof may appear to be fully covered, but when shingles are shredded or worn, the wood beneath the shingle becomes dark. This can appear as a shingle. Without a close examination, you would notice.

After a storm, you should call a licensed, insured, and bonded roofer to inspect your home. Make sure that the roofer has a good reputation in the community. Many companies will place flyers on your door to get your business, and sometimes they are just trying to make a quick buck. Always do your research and check out the company before signing a contract.

A good roofer will provide an estimate before beginning any work. Talk to your neighbors about their damage and who is doing the work on their home. Compare estimates. Stapleton Roofing has an outstanding reputation with the Arizona BBB. They have over 30yrs of roofing experience and will get the job done right the first time out. Please call us at 602-737-3124 or visit for a free estimate.