If a storm has passed your area recently, your first reaction would usually involve you checking out your home’s exterior such as your roof and siding for any damage. While this appears to be a good idea on the surface, residential roofing experts would beg to differ. In today’s post, 4U Roofing shares the do’s and don’ts you should observe after a storm passes your area.
Don’t Go Up Your Roof
This is probably the first action you’re thinking about after a storm passes your area. You’re anxious to inspect your roof for any damage and estimate how hard your home was hit. This isn’t a great idea especially if you’re going up your roof just to check it out. Aside from the danger of climbing up your roof, you aren’t certain of your roof’s stability as it may collapse if you continue walking over it. Let the professionals inspect your roof instead.
Do Have Your Roof Inspected and Repaired Right Away
It’s dangerous to go up your roof and inspect it on your own. Don’t also think of DIY’ing any damage that you find inside your home. However, if you notice visible damage such as roof leaks occurring from inside your home, call your local storm damage roof repair company to inspect and repair your roof promptly.
Do Call Your Insurance Company
Whether your roof has minor or significant damage, call your insurance company and see if they can cover your roof repair costs. Do note that roof repairs come with a significant cost so it’s great to have an insurance company backing you up during this period. Take photos of the damaged area or have your roofing contractor do it for documentation when your insurance provider asks for it.
Don’t Fall Victim to Storm Chasers
Storm chasers usually appear after a storm hits your area, just like their name. These individuals are scammers who are looking to pull a fast one from homeowners who need urgent repairs. They trick homeowners into availing their services with offers that are too good to be true. If you decide to hire them, they’ll either do a slipshod job or won’t even bother to do it at all. If you’re hiring a contractor, be sure to hire one that you’re comfortable with and you can fully trust as they’re the ones who are going to help you get your roof and home back at its best shape.
At 4U Roofing, your satisfaction is our business. We’re GAF-certified® roof replacement contractors that are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau®. We’re focused on giving you and your roof our best workmanship, and we’ll get the job to your complete satisfaction. Call us at (251) 235-2222 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.