The storm has lifted, and you are thankfully safe. However, the storm took a toll on your house, and you don’t know where to start.
Your Roof is Damaged, What Should You Do?
The first thing you need to do is to call a reputable storm damage repair company. We provide excellent and affordable repair services to damaged roofs. Visit our website to get more information. We will inspect the damage and give you an estimate of the costs that you will incur in the roofing repair.
While we are not expensive, remember that you should not compromise on quality for cost. The goal is to go with a contractor who is experienced not only in roof repair and installation, but insurance claims too. Chances are that your home was insured and it’s the insurance company that will cater to the costs of repairing your roof. Never go for the cheapest bid you get.
It is also worth noting that repair costs will vary on a number of factors, and one of them is the damage sustained in your home.
Do I have to get a Contractor to Assess the Damage?
You might be tempted to skip the assessment or inspection process. Don’t make the mistake of doing this. The inspection process gives you peace of mind. You should get a full property assessment so that you can identify all the issues in your home. You might think that only your roof needs repair or replacement, but there are chances that there is much more that needs to be fixed.
A professional assessment will make sure that your house is safe to live in.
Additionally, if your home is insured, then a professional inspection should be done as soon as possible as some insurance companies give you a limited time within which you can file claims. Most companies give a period of between 12 and 24 months. Don’t miss out on that insurance money.
Why Shouldn’t I Assess the Damage Myself?
A professional and reputable contractor will give you an estimate that is in your best interests. You might be on good terms with the insurance agent, but they ultimately work for the insurance company and their main objective will be to reduce the insurance claim as much as possible. A roof damage repair company will balance this out and make sure everything that needs to be repaired is identified and factored in the claim.
When working with a professional contractor, your claim has a better chance of being approved. You can ask your contractor to be present when the insurance company comes to conduct their inspection.
What if there are no obvious signs?
Sometimes the damage to your roof and home, in general, is not very obvious. If your neighbors are getting their roofs repaired, then you might have damage too. Get in touch with us for an assessment of the possible damage.
You might notice that you have small dents on your rain gutters. This is a sign that you might have storm damage on your roof. You may also start seeing small leaks on your roof. Do not dismiss this as a small problem until you know for sure by getting a professional opinion. Cracks or dents on your windows are another sign you should not take lightly.
The environment around your home can also tell you if there is damage to your home. This might sound odd, but if there are fallen trees or broken branches around your house, this could be an indicator that the same damage has happened to your home. It’s just not as visible as you might think.
You survived the storm, now let us repair the damage as you rebuild your life.