If you’re a homeowner, then you know that the roof of your home is one of its most important components. It’s the first line of defense against the elements and is crucial for protecting your home and everything inside it. Unfortunately, a storm can quickly damage your roof, leading to leaks, holes, or even missing or compromised shingles. If your roof has been hit by a storm, it’s essential to act quickly to prevent further damage and to ensure the safety of your home and family. In this blog post, we’ll outline the steps you should take immediately following a storm and all the way until your roof is replaced.
Step 1: Assess the Damage
The first thing you should do after a storm is to assess the damage to your roof. Look for any missing shingles, leaks, or any visible damage. Do not go up on the roof to assess the damage unless you have experience with roofing and the proper safety equipment. Instead, use binoculars to inspect the roof from the ground. After your assessment, call in a professional from University Roofing to conduct a thorough inspection of your home and to clarify the extent of the damage, prior to contacting your insurance company.
Step 2: Contact Your Insurance Company’s Claims Department
Once you’ve assessed the damage and received confirmation that your home has in fact suffered storm damage, contact your insurance company’s claim department to report the damage. Most insurance have an app that makes the claim process seamless. Provide them with as much detail as possible, for example, the date of the storm and if there are any interior leaks in your home. Your insurance company will likely send an adjuster to assess the damage and determine the cost of repairs. Once an adjuster has been assigned, you will then notify University Roofing as well as relay the adjusters contact information to your roofing representative, so that they can be present during the adjustment.
Step 3: Schedule Roof Replacement with University Roofing
After your insurance adjuster has assessed the damage, it’s time to schedule your roof replacement with University Roofing. We have years of experience in repairing and replacing roofs damaged by storms. We’ll work with you to develop a plan for replacing your roof that meets your needs. We know that this can be an overwhelming experience, but we work alongside you, every step of the way, until the very end.
Step 4: Take Preventive Measures
In the meantime, there are some preventive measures you can take to prevent further damage to your roof. For example, if you notice a leak, place a bucket under the leak to collect any water. If you have missing shingles, a team from University Roofing will cover the area with a tarp to prevent rainwater from seeping into your home.
Step 5: Prepare for the Roof Replacement
Once you’ve scheduled the roof replacement with us, it’s time to prepare for the work to be done. Clear any debris from around your home, including tree limbs and branches that may have fallen during the storm. Move any vehicles that may be in the way of the work, and remove any fragile items from the walls or ceilings of your home.
Step 6: Stay Informed
During the repairs, stay informed about the progress of the work. University Roofing will keep you updated throughout the process, but it’s essential to ask questions and stay informed about the work being done. Once the work is complete, conduct a final inspection with someone from our team to ensure that everything has been done to your satisfactory.
In conclusion, if your roof has been hit by a storm, it’s essential to act quickly to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of your home and family. Assess the damage, contact University Roofing for a full roof inspection, contact your insurance company’s claims department after one of our team members have given that recommendation, schedule roof replacement with us, take preventive measures, prepare for the replacement, and stay informed throughout the process. By following these steps, you can ensure that your roof is repaired or replaced correctly and efficiently, and your home is once again safe and secure.