Your roof protects your home from the weather, and it must be regularly checked by roof repair and maintenance professionals to help identify and address minor damage. But when severe weather hits your area and damages your roof, you need to know what to do to make the necessary repairs as well as effectively expedite your insurance claim. To help you out, here are a few simple steps.
A – Assess the Roofing Damage
As one of your home’s primary defenses against severe weather, your roof can experience damage while keeping the interiors safe and dry. Once a storm has passed and the weather improves, go outside and check the amount of damage your roof has suffered. As you assess your roof’s condition from ground level, make sure to document the damage in detail through photos and videos as this will be helpful later when you file your claim.
B – Begin Mitigating the Damage
You’ll need to mitigate the roof damage as much as possible so that you can salvage any property that was impacted by the weather. Professional roofing contractors also know how to make emergency repairs to help you save money from further water damage. In case a proper roof repair is yet to be made, consider covering any exposed and affected areas with plastic sheets.
C – Contact Your Roofer and Insurance Provider
While you can contact your insurance provider to inform them about the roof damage, it may be better to call one of your trusted local roofers first. Roofers can thoroughly inspect the damage and give a detailed report on the estimated repair costs. This can then be compared to the report your insurance agent makes after they inspect the damaged roof themselves and see if their estimated cost is within the same range.
When you need roof replacement and repair services, you can count on Barnett Roofing to get the job done proficiently. Our crews have earned a reputation for attention to detail, prompt service and unmatched professionalism. Call us at (865) 936-6959 for more information or you can fill out our contact form for a free estimate.