It pays to be prepared for incidents that could happen to your home. Your roof is one of the first parts of your exterior that could suffer during extreme weather. With a roofing emergency action plan in place, you’ll be ready for whatever occurs during or after a storm.
Here are essential tasks to include in your emergency action plan.
Invest in Regular Maintenance
Maintenance reduces the need for roof repairs. That’s because a roof that is in good condition has better chances of standing up against harsh weather conditions. Keeping your roof in top shape is one way to ensure your family’s safety during and after a storm.
Find a Reputable Contractor
Even before you need to have your roof fixed, it pays to have an established relationship with a reputable contractor. When an emergency does happen, you already know who to call. You are less likely to deal with storm chasers when you have a roofer you can trust. Make sure your contractor has proper licensing, insurance and relevant experience.
Know What to Do After
Look for Damage and Schedule an Inspection
After a weather event and when it’s safe to go outside, inspect your property. Walk around and check the condition of your exterior. Modern construction materials can withstand harsh elements but only up to a certain extent. Even if your roof looks fine, you should still schedule a professional inspection.
Address the Damage and File a Claim
If your contractor finds signs of storm damage on your roof, you might need to file an insurance claim. Inspections will give you an idea of how much it would cost to repair your roof. Before filing a claim, carefully review your policy to determine what your deductible is and what your policy includes and excludes.
Keep in mind that delaying roof repairs will only make the problem worse. Regardless of your specific roofing concern, Roofer Chicks® is ready to help. You can count on us for superior roof replacement and repair services. Call us at (830) 629-7663 or fill out our online form to get a free estimate.