It’s always a good idea to have your roof inspected following a storm; just because there are no obvious signs of damage doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong with the system. To make sure your roof is in good shape, have it checked by a professional after a major weather event.
Here a local residential and commercial roofing company shares the dos and don’ts of dealing with storm damage.
What You Should Do
Get a roof inspection. After a storm, contact a local roofing company to check on your roof. As much as possible, only work with roofers in your area. Storm chasers that are often not from your town tend to take advantage of homeowners after a severe weather event. To avoid getting scammed, make sure to do your research, ask for references and request proof of licensing and insurance before hiring a roofing contractor.
Document the damage. Make sure your inspector takes photos of any damage your roof experiences due to the storm. If you can, take pictures and videos from the ground. You can use these photos and videos when filing a storm damage insurance claim.
What You Shouldn’t Do
Delay repairs. Keep in mind that delaying repairs will only make the problem worse. Also, make sure to hire a skilled contractor for your emergency roof repair.
Forget to contact your Insurer. One of the first things you should do when your roof is affected by a storm is contact your insurance company. A good agent will have your best interests in mind, so consult them first before filing a claim. Review your policy so you know what’s covered and what isn’t.
For your residential roofing needs, turn to Hoover Contracting Inc. We offer quality roof replacement and repair services. Call us at (217) 213-5122 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.