roof damage claims

Your Home and Roof Damage

If your roof is damaged, it’s essential to act quickly to mitigate further damage and ensure safety. Below are the steps we recommend following.

 Immediate Actions

  1. Ensure Your Safety.  If there is any immediate danger (e.g., risk of collapse), evacuate the premises and call emergency services (911) if needed.
  1. Prevent Further Damage. If it is safe, cover the damaged area with a tarp or heavy-duty plastic sheeting to prevent water from entering your home. Use caution when accessing the roof; if you are unsure or it’s unsafe, wait for professional help.

 Contact Professionals

  1. Contact Your Insurance Company. Notify your home insurance provider as soon as possible. They will guide you through the claims process and may provide recommendations for emergency repair services.
  1. Call a Roofing Contractor. Contact a licensed and reputable roofing contractor to inspect the damage. They can provide an estimate for repairs and may be able to perform temporary fixes to prevent further issues.

 Document the Damage

  1. Take Photos and Videos. Document the extent of the damage with photos and videos from a safe distance. This documentation will be helpful for insurance claims and contractors assessing the repair work.

oof damage and ensure your home is repaired safely and efficiently.

 Follow Up Actions

  1. Arrange for a professional inspection by your roofing contractor. They can assess the full extent of the damage and recommend the necessary repairs or replacement.
  1. If possible, get estimates from multiple contractors to ensure you get a fair price and scope of work.
  1. Understand what your insurance policy covers and any deductible you must pay. Work closely with your insurance adjuster to ensure all necessary repairs are covered. This is where we can help you tremendously. Contact us, and we will work with your adjuster and you to help you receive the full benefit of your policy.
  1. Proceed with the repairs after selecting a contractor, your insurance company has approved the claim, and you are happy with it. Ensure the contractor provides a detailed written agreement outlining the work to be done, the cost, and the timeline.

 Preventive Measures

  1. Regularly inspect your roof for signs of wear and tear and perform routine maintenance to prevent future damage.
  1. If you live in an area prone to severe weather, consider installing storm shutters, reinforcing the roof structure, or using impact-resistant roofing materials.

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