A storm, no matter how weak it is, can wreak havoc on any home. And, most of the time, the part of the house that sustains the most damage is the roofing system – the roof and its attachments (such as the gutters and skylights).
Dealing with storm damage after it passes is stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. The sooner you can follow these tips, the sooner your roof can be repaired.
Treat Storm Damage as an Emergency
You might not believe it, but some homeowners even act like nothing’s wrong after a storm. You don’t need to see an active leak to take action; it’s a good idea to always think that a storm has damaged your roof even when you see nothing amiss. Besides, any roofer would tell you that it might actually be too late when you see an active leak already.
File an Insurance Claim
As mentioned, roof damage may not always be apparent. Only a qualified roof repair expert can make the call whether a storm has damaged your roof or not, and, for them to do so, they need to perform an inspection. The sooner you can call and ask for an estimate, the better.
Roofing contractors that can provide insurance claim assistance can advise you further when to file a claim. Once you get their recommendation, you can notify your insurance company about the damage, and the company will send an adjuster to review your claims. The roofer’s experience and reputation may help you gain leverage during the insurance negotiation and settlement.
Quality Assurance Roofing is the area’s top authority on roofing and roofing repair. For more information on how we can help you after storm damage, call us at one of our nearest branches: (479) 239-5469, (Mulberry), (479) 279-8500 (Rogers), (501) 214-4815 (Little Rock) and (417) 799-7889 (Branson West). You can also fill out our contact form here. We serve Fayetteville, AR, and nearby areas.