Once a storm ends, you breathe in relief that you and your family survived with your health intact. You might sigh in exasperation when you see your roof, though.
Tornados, hurricanes, and derechos have in common strong winds. These natural hazards can cause catastrophic damage, but your local roofer can help you repair it. Let’s consider the steps you should take to repair your home’s storm-damaged roof.
Examine the Roof
Do not climb onto the roof to inspect it. Use a ladder to survey the damage without climbing onto it. Note any cracked, torn, or ripped shingles and holes or lost shingles. From indoors, check each room and note any through-and-through damage. Photograph the damage.
Cordon Off Damaged Areas
Throw a tarp over any holes in the roof. Inside the home, patch the hole on the ceiling side. Block off areas where water entered the home so no one steps on an area that could give way.
File Your Insurance Claim
Contact your insurance agent to file a claim on your home insurance. The agent will assign an insurance adjuster to visit the property and document the damage. Your insurance agent will request repair quotes from you. The agent and adjuster work to determine the actual damage and if the quote provides a fair charge for repairs. It can help to have the insurance adjuster and roofer visit the property together so the roofer can explain why they suggest specific repairs.
Contact Area Roofers for Damage Repair Quotes
Contact Sowell Roofing, Inc. for a repair quote. Your local roofer will provide a quick, fair estimate after inspecting the roof damage firsthand.
Provide the Quotes to Your Insurer
Once you have the roof repair quotes, forward them to your insurance agent. Your insurance agent processes your claim using these quotes.
Schedule Your Roof Repairs
Contact Sowell Roofing, Inc., a family-owned roofing company in Milton, Florida, to book your repairs. Count on Sowell Roofing, Inc. to provide fast, durable repairs that last. Some severe damage requires a roof replacement instead of patch repairs. Let our Milton, FL, business help you rebuild your home after a disaster.