Roofing manufacturers ensure that their materials can protect your home against the elements and harsh weather. However, your roof will eventually suffer damage due to various reasons. It helps to have an emergency action plan in place to guide you when your roof suddenly fails. This way, you can mitigate the damage and avoid higher repair expenses.
For starters, you should have your roofer’s phone number, your insurance company’s and agent’s contact information, and a copy of your home insurance policy.
Continue reading to learn more about the measures you should take before and after a storm.
Roofing maintenance is the best way to ensure your roof can withstand heavy rainfall, hailstorms and other weather events. Keeping your roof in top shape reduces the chance of severe roof damage. By performing repairs while issues are still at an early stage, you can prolong the life of your roof.
Post-Storm Roof Inspection
After a storm, you can do a quick visual inspection of your roof using binoculars. This way, you don’t need to climb a ladder, which can be dangerous. Take photographs of any visible damage to your roof. You can also go into your attic and check your interiors to see if any leaks occurred. Place buckets under leaks, and cover furniture and appliances to protect them from dripping water. Make sure to call a roofer so that they can perform a thorough inspection.
Call the Insurance Company
If your roof was damaged by a storm, you may qualify for a storm damage claim. Before calling your insurance company, ensure you’ve read your policy’s terms and conditions. You can also contact your insurance agent. Expect your insurer to send an adjuster to inspect your property and assess the damage.
Quality Assurance Roofing is a top roofing contractor that you can trust with your repair and installation needs. We can also assist you with storm damage insurance claims. Call us at (479) 279-8500 (Rogers, AR) or (417) 799-7889 (Branson West, MO). Alternatively, you can reach us through this contact form for free consultations. We serve clients in Rogers and Springdale, AR, and Branson, MO.