Living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are accustomed to severe storm after severe storm. This storm season seems to already be a doozy and if you are a home owner or property owner in general, the first thought is always the roof.
After a severe storm, the first thing you should do is ensure that your family and pets are safe. Once you’ve confirmed that everyone is okay, it’s time to assess the damage to your home, particularly your roof.
Here are the steps you should take after a severe storm when it comes to your roof:
Inspect your roof: Look for any signs of damage on your roof, such as missing or broken shingles, cracks, or holes. If you’re not comfortable climbing onto your roof, hire a professional roofing contractor to inspect it for you.
Document the damage: Take photos or videos of the damage to your roof. These will be helpful when you file an insurance claim.
Make temporary repairs: If you see any obvious damage that could lead to further problems, such as a hole in your roof, cover it with a tarp or other waterproof material. This will help prevent any water from leaking into your home until a professional roofing contractor can make permanent repairs.
Contact your insurance company: Call your insurance company as soon as possible to report the damage to your roof. They will guide you through the claims process and let you know what steps you need to take next.
Hire a professional roofing contractor: After you’ve reported the damage to your insurance company, hire a professional roofing contractor to make permanent repairs. Choose a licensed and insured contractor with a good reputation to ensure that the repairs are done properly.
Keep records: Keep all records related to the storm damage and repairs, including photos, videos, receipts, and insurance documents.
Remember, safety should always be your first priority after a severe storm. If you’re not comfortable inspecting your roof or making temporary repairs, don’t hesitate to call in a professional. A qualified roofing contractor can help ensure that your roof is restored to its pre-storm condition and keep your home and family safe.
Riddle Brothers Roofing & Construction is an award winning roofing company that services the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Our experienced roofers, with both commercial and residential roofs, have experience with claims and can assist your insurance company. We provide only the best quality roofing material in the industry to ensure you get a quality roof that will last for many years to come. Want to learn more about Riddle Brothers Roofing & Construction call (214) 884-8346 or visit our website for a free quote.