Storm Damage Expertise – Things to Look For

Unsurprisingly, many Florida roofers claim to have expertise in fixing hurricane damage. For emergency roofing, Central Florida and Jacksonville residents with long experience battling nature know that very few residential roofers have what it takes to come back from a harrowing storm.

Evaluate Your Roofer

With emergency roofing, Central Florida and Jacksonville homeowners know time is important. The shorter the time between when the storm hits and when the roofers can start the repair is important. Making sure that your roof gets tarped is only the first step as tarps only last so long and leaks worsen with the passing of days.

Expertise in responding appropriately and with the right equipment should be high on your list of must-haves in a local roofer. One sign a roofer is ready for the emergency roofing Central Florida and Jacksonville residents need: their there for you, no matter what, and everything halts when the storm is near.

Quick Action

Once the trucks and equipment roll to your site, does your roofer have the expertise to handle the emergency repair work quickly or do you have to wonder if they really should be pulling up that sheathing? Ask a roofer for qualifications in handling every kind of emergency you may encounter:

  1. Storm damage
  2. Tree impact
  3. Water Leaks
  4. Lost shingles, metal panels, flashing or other vital parts
  5. Wind uplift


A contractor with extensive knowledge of fiberglass asphalt shingles is of little use to you if your Naples-area home is crowned with beautiful Spanish tile. A roofer credentialed by a metal roofing manufacturer may be lost on a shingle roof. Ask prospective roofers if their expertise is across all roofing types:

  1. Shingles
  2. Ceramic or concrete tile
  3. Metal panel
  4. Single-ply (often used on low-slope residential roofs over patios, porches and additions)
  5. Other credentials that will speed up the emergency roofing, Naples homeowners need to include these documents:
  6. Workers Compensation information
  7. Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation License

If you want a local expert in repairing storm damage, you want Universal Roof and Contracting. Over 25 years of helping Central Florida and Jacksonville residents, we take your needs seriously and we provide the emergency roofing homeowners companies can trust. Contact Us Today!