What to Do When Your Roof Suffers Storm Damage
In Lincoln, Nebraska, it is hard to avoid severe storms. Snow, hail, ice, and strong winds can cause damage to your home, particularly your roof. Hail storms can wreak havoc on roofs, and heavy winds can cause tree limbs to fall and cause tremendous damage to roofs.
To protect your investment, be sure following any storm you contact an experienced emergency roof repair service.
When severe weather happens in your area, have in place a protocol for how to deal with any structural damage to your home – specifically, your roof. There are many types of storm damage and it’s important to know how to spot them. Adopt the following steps following a storm:
1. Look for common signs of storm damage, such as shingles lying on the ground.
2. Use a pair of binoculars to get a closer look at your roof. See if you can spot obvious signs of roof damage:
◦ Loose/flapping roof shingles
◦ Ripped off flashing
◦ Obvious gaps in your roof
3. Call an emergency repair service to arrange for a roof inspection.
This last point is imperative. However, do try to establish a positive relationship with a professional roofing contractor before a storm necessitates it. You will reduce the stress of locating one and even the anxiety involved in contacting and dealing with your insurance company or agent.
After a Storm
When major storms occur, do not delay. Check immediately for signs of damage. Contact a local professional roofing company about how soon they can come out for an inspection and provide an estimate on repair costs. Notify your insurance provider to clarify coverage and learn how the insurance claim process works. Failing to do either will not only create delays in the insurance process but also can potentially increase the cost of repairs.
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