Wind and rain are common weather conditions, but when they strike together and strike hard, their combined efforts could spell trouble for your roof. The heavy wind may lift and tear shingles, debris may fall on the roof causing damage, then the rain beats down and makes a complete mess of the situation. So, what should you do when disaster strikes your roof?
You may not have experienced a damaged or leaking roof before, but you can well imagine the damage to your home and your belongings when it does. When disaster strikes, it’s important to contact a roofing contractor immediately. The moisture that has entered into your home can cause mold, mildew, and wood rot, all of which can impact the structural integrity of your home and the air you breathe.
After the Storm
Once the storm has passed, walk around the exterior of your home to assess the damage the storm has inflicted on your roof. Bring along your phone and take photos of any of the damage you can see from the ground. Specifically look for missing or damaged shingles, exposed plywood and tarpaper, dented or dangling gutters, and any other areas that appear to have been affected by the storm. Taking photos will help your roofing contractor assess the priority of your situation and will also be helpful for insurance purposes.
Be Sure to Contact Your Insurance Company
After you make that important call to your local roofing contractor, the next call should be made to your insurance company. Find out the procedure for filing a claim, what your deductible is, and anything required by you to get the ball rolling for getting reimbursement for the cost of repairs.
In the event of a significantly violent storm, many fellow homeowners in your area may be seeking our roofing repair. Roofing companies may not be able to meet the demand. Having a local, established roofing contractor that you do business with is an important asset. Be sure to accurately convey the extent of your damages and ask for a referral if your preferred roofing company is already booked out with roof repairs.
Being Prepared is Half the Victory
If you keep your roof well-maintained and have a great working relationship with a reputable local roofing company, you are as prepared as you can be when it comes to natural disasters.
Be prepared, stay safe, and contact Harlan Roofing when you need any assistance with your roof. A local, quality roofing company is your best go-to when disaster strikes your roof.
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