Although summer is winding down, it is still the season for afternoon storms. We have seen a few of these storms pop up and of course, it is still hurricane season. This can be a recipe for roof damage and you need to know what to do if it happens to you. The first thing you need to know is that you should not put off any roof repair if a major storm hits your area. Get your roof inspected right away so that you can prevent further damage to the roof. For most people, damage can be repaired if it’s done in a timely manner, preventing any roof replacement in the future.
Steps To Take Before Calling A Roofing Company
Thorough Roof Inspection
Check the inside of your house for damage. Yes, you should check for interior damage to give you clues to a damaged roof. Look for chipping paint or water damage on the ceilings, which is a sure sign that the roof needs attention. If you let this go too long, it will cause damage underneath the roof, and that becomes much more costly to repair.
Look over your roof for dents or blisters, especially after a hail storm. This is a major sign that the roof is damaged and needs immediate repair. Damage may take a little longer to show up inside the house, but don’t think that there is no roof damage simply because water stains aren’t visible.
Call a roofing company
Call a roofing company for a free inspection. Most roofing contractors will be more than happy to provide inspections free of charge. They are aware that your insurance company will also send their private adjuster to inspect the damage should you decide to file a claim, so they are almost always honest and fair. Many roofers will also agree to talk with the insurance company to discuss the damage and what needs to be done. In most cases, the insurance company will allow you to choose your own roofer.
Sign an agreement
Get it in writing! Get any estimates you receive on paper and make sure it covers ALL of the repair costs. Often times, the roofing company gets the check directly from the insurance company to prevent the homeowner from spending the money on something other than the roof. Make sure that everyone is in agreement about the costs involved in completing the repairs so that you’re not stuck with extra out-of-pocket expenses.
Roofing damage from storms can wreak havoc, but even if the damage is minor, you need to have it repaired as soon as possible.
If you don’t, it can end up costing more in the end. Call Above The Rest Roofing today!
Above The Rest Roofing
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577