Your roof sustained damage during a storm. What should you do?
Call a local, reliable Roofer
You need professional eyes to take a look at your roof so you know the extent of the damage and what it’s going to take to get it fixed. Call a roofer to come out immediately.
A trusted roofer has the experience to find hidden damage as well as the obvious. For example, severe wind can rip shingles completely off the roof. But, it can also pull shingles up and cause rips and tears around the nails which hold them down. That damage is often hidden under the next layer of shingles, but those damaged shingles need to be replaced just as much as the missing ones.
An experienced roofer can inspect the damage and provide a detailed estimate of what it will take to repair or replace the roof. While the roofer is onsite, you should ask what measures you need to take to keep the roof from deteriorating any further.
Call Your Insurance Company
You will need to file a claim with your insurance company. Most insurers have dedicated claims lines you can call to start the process. The insurance company will need to know what happened and what type of damage you sustained.
While you are on the phone, ask what your policy covers and what it does not. Also, make sure you know your deductible amount.
One thing to remember. A common term on many insurance policies is that you, as the property owner, must take reasonable measures to keep the damage from becoming more extensive. This may mean covering the roof with a tarp to prevent water infiltration or making temporary repairs. Make sure you discuss this with the person on the phone.
The insurance company will send out a claim adjuster to inspect the damage and to make an estimate of what it will take to fix it. This is where having a roofer’s estimate in hand comes in handy.
Get the Roof Repaired
Once your insurance company approves the claim, have the roofer do the repairs or replacement work.
If your roof sustains damage during a storm, call Wyoming Roofing immediately. We will inspect your roof and provide a detailed estimate. We will work with you and the insurer to make the needed repairs or replacement. Don’t wait.