Storms are one of the main enemies of your roofing system. Regardless of the material used, extremely powerful storms can damage even the toughest of roofs. This should prompt you as a homeowner to always be ready in the event that a storm wreaks havoc on your home.
Here’s what you need to do if your roof sustains damage from a recent storm.
Step #1: Safety First
First and foremost, you have to stay safe. Never go outside until the storm has completely passed, and it’s 100% safe to go outside. If you see any flooding or electrical hazards, don’t go near that area, and call emergency hotlines for help. It’s also best to keep an eye out for potential hazards on or around your roof. Be alert, and do your best to avoid any debris, loose shingles and fallen trees.
Step #2: Check for Signs of Damage
Visually inspect your roof to assess the damage that may require roof repair, documenting any issue you see through photos and notes. If you notice any damage in your attic, take photos of that, too. Afterwards, you’ll need to submit your claim, and report the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible. Be sure to act quickly as most insurance providers implement deadlines when it comes to filing a claim.
Step #3: Notify Your Insurance Adjuster
An adjuster will then visit your home to check the damage. Before this, it’s important to schedule an expert roof inspection so you can have a benchmark for the repair cost. The roofer will also be able to spot all instances of damage and assist you with documentation. After talking to your adjuster, you will then need to work with a local roof repair company to fix the damage.
Superior Roofing can help you throughout this whole process. We’ll document the damage and help you with the paperwork to file your claim. Upon your request, we can also be there during your appointment with adjusters to make sure they see the same issues we found.
Call us at (706) 780-5996 or (334) 521-1247 to schedule a FREE quote. You can also complete our contact form to get started. We serve homeowners in Columbus, GA, Auburn, AL, and the surrounding areas.