Your roof is a precious investment that protects your loved ones from nature’s elements. This is the reason why you should always keep it in great condition. Doing so will also keep your home energy-efficient and add to its curb appeal.
No matter what you do, damage to your roof from a storm can still happen. Thus, it’s imperative that you contact a residential roofing contractor as soon as possible as well as take the below steps.
Be Wary of Your Surroundings and Assess the Damage
Before going out and checking your home for any damage, make sure that it’s safe to do so. Don’t go outside if there are downed power lines, flooding, flying debris or electrical hazards. If it’s safe to go outside, take extra caution when inspecting your roof. Watch out for fallen trees, debris, loose shingles or pooling water that could make you slip.
Check Your Roof for Storm or Wind Damage
You can tell if your roof has suffered wind damage if your shingles have been torn off or blown away. In some severe cases, a section of your roof deck could be exposed to the elements. While it’s easy for an untrained eye to see missing shingles, it could be difficult to spot water damage, especially if the water has seeped into your roof. This could cause mold growth, which could spread across your roof and cause more damage. Have an emergency roof repair contractor inspect your roof and make the necessary repairs if needed.
Contact Your Insurance Provider
Once your home has been assessed by a professional contractor, contact your insurance provider right away. Double-check if they cover the damage assessed by your contractor, and let them handle the rest. Our contractors can take photos of the damaged areas for you to send over to your insurance company as proof.
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