Ideally, you want to have an action plan set up before an emergency occurs. Fortunately, it does not take long to create one. Here are four things you need to include in your action plan to make sure the roof above your head can continue to protect you and your family.
1. Conduct a Brief Inspection.
Once the storm is gone and the skies are clear, perform a brief visual inspection of your roof to see if there is any apparent damage. Avoid climbing up on the roof for it can be unsafe. Cracked fragments of shingles on the ground and persistent leaks in the attic are a few telltale signs you need to call a professional.
2. Schedule Routine Maintenance.
Perhaps, the most crucial part of a roof emergency plan is regular maintenance. This includes conducting seasonal inspections to detect small issues before they have the chance to spiral out of control and affect the rest of your home.
3. Contact Your Insurance Provider.
If your roofer discovers damage to your roof, call your insurance provider, and start the claims process if needed. Make sure to have a record of important contact information to avoid stress in the event of an emergency. Do not forget to document the damage to your property as it will come in handy during the claims process. Once your claim is approved, your insurer will coordinate with your roofing contractor to start the repairs.
4. Schedule Prompt Repairs.
Finally, get the necessary roof repairs started as soon as possible. Addressing any form of damage – such as leaks, cracked shingles or broken gutters – will help you maintain the structural integrity of your roofing system.
Superior Roofing offers top-rated roofing solutions, including emergency roof repairs and complete roof replacements. Give us a call at (706) 322-9032 (Columbus), (334) 298-5253 (Phenix City) or (334) 821-8411 (Auburn) to learn more about our products and services. You may also fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.