Weather events are unpredictable and they can cause extensive roof damage that’s expensive to repair. In such a situation, it helps to know the steps you should take to bring your roof back to excellent condition.
For roof emergencies, preparedness is the key. Here are some measures that you should add to your roof emergency plan.
Before the Storm
- Roof Inspections
Regular roof inspections will identify the roof’s structural and material weaknesses needing immediate repair. Thus, they help reduce the likelihood of costly repairs and prolong your roof’s lifespan.
- Roof Maintenance
Roof maintenance involves roof cleaning and repairs. Roof cleaning is essential to remove debris buildup and standing water, especially in the gutter. Furthermore, cleaning removes moss and mold growth on your roof.
- Roofing Records
If you have professional roofers regularly inspecting and maintaining your roof, you’ll have access to complete maintenance records. During emergency repairs, they will also provide the necessary roofing records, which you can later refer to when you need to have your roof repaired again.
After the Storm
- Calling Your Insurance Agent
Call your insurance agent and inform them about your roofing situation. They can help you start the claims process. Your insurance company will also send an adjuster to check and assess the damage to your property.
- Storm Damage Documentation
Once the storm clears, carefully approach your home and steer clear of dangerous areas. Using binoculars, examine your roof for any damage. Missing asphalt shingles or roof tiles indicate storm damage. Inside your home, look for signs of leaks such as water stains on your walls or ceiling.
- Schedule and Wait for Repairs
Work with your roofer and insurer to finalize your deductibles and coverage. Then, schedule your roof repairs.
With Home Pro Exteriors, you can expect superior roofing services that will help prolong the life of your roof and improve its performance. Call us at (845) 343-1777 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.