Storms pose serious damage to different parts of your home, especially your roof. After an extreme weather event, it’s always a good idea to schedule an inspection from a roofing professional. Even if the problem is minor, deal with it immediately to avoid costly repairs in the future and prolong the life of your roof.
Here are the ABCs of storm roof damage.
Assess the Damage
When the conditions are safe, contact a professional to inspect your roof. Experienced roofing contractors know how to access your roof safely, especially after a weather event. Don’t attempt to do the job on your own to avoid accidents like falling and slipping.
While waiting for your contractor, you can assess your roof’s condition from the ground by looking through binoculars. Look for cracked, loose or missing shingles and damaged flashing. When your roofers arrive, ask them about the size of the affected area and details about the damage.
Begin Temporary Fixes
If your roof has been severely damaged, immediate, temporary repairs might be necessary. If the affected area is above your living space, remove any valuable items that water can damage. Put garbage cans or buckets beneath leaks and cover furnishings with plastic.
Contact Your Insurance Provider
Extensive roofing damage may require the need to file an insurance claim. However, if the issue is minor, you may directly call your contractor for repairs. If the storm has damaged several homes in your area, it will make more sense to reach your insurance provider first. Moreover, in situations like this, you must carefully choose the people you will hire to address damage in your home.
Choose a reliable contractor for your storm damage repair needs – like AllPoint Construction. We also offer high-quality home remodeling services. Call us at (734) 407-7110, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.