When harsh weather arrives, a roof is the one who has to combat first. It’s difficult to foresee the schedule of heavy rains, storms, or hails. The best advice would be to wait until everything finishes and then not to panic. As a homeowner, you have to approach objectively the roof storm damage problem and decide about the steps that should be taken in the future. DNB Construction, LLC’s team has given some hints about the most essential things we should do to restore the original roof’s condition as soon as the storm ends.
Firstly, the roof damage needs to be completely assessed. It’s vital to have an approximate roof damage assessment to be prepared for a discussion with your insurance company. This will also help when you call your roofing contractor. You should inspect your roof in the daytime with a pair of binoculars. It’s advisable to estimate the entire roof area, and then minor details that have undergone storm damage. Think about the missing roof shingles, since in some cases a lot of them may be missing, while in others just a few. Try to take photos of the roof, and pay attention to the color of roof material, so that in the future you can add the shingles of the same model and color.
Secondly, you can fix some small details on your roof after the storm. In areas with strong winds and heavy rains, roof damage is connected with water leaking into the living space. Inspect all rooms and put a bucket wherever is needed. Also, it’s good to remove furniture from these areas to avoid their damage. You can climb onto the roof and repair or move shingles that are relocated. For serious roofing damage after the storm, the best would be to contact a certified roofing company.
Thirdly, call your insurance company. Prior to this, it’s up to you to inspect the roof and see how big the roof damage is and can it be covered through home insurance. In some situations, it’s better to get in touch with roofers directly for all repairs. However, when storm weather lasts longer and causes serious damage to a wider area, contractors may be truly busy, so contacting the insurance company is the best choice.
Fourthly, call a trustworthy roofing company. Be sure that your choice is a reliable and certified roofing company whose roofers are ready to inspect your roof and give an objective estimation about the steps that should be followed to restore the original roof’s look. The best is to find a roofing firm whose roof damage estimation is free and which is available ASAP.
In case your roof has suffered storm damage, don’t hesitate to call us at 301 – 362 – 7663 or request a quote on our official website. Call us at (301) 362-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.