Weather is unpredictable. What may seem like heavy rainfall becomes something else entirely, and before you know it, shingles may get torn off your roof and cause leaks in your home. If the storm is particularly strong, it could collapse your roof entirely or affect its supporting structures.
Dealing with storm damage can be stressful if you don’t know where to start. As a homeowner, you should be prepared to deal with this emergency. Roof replacement expert, Pritchett Roofing Inc. shares some tips that will make handling the damage caused by storms as easy as A-B-C!
Once the storm has passed by and it’s safe to go outside, assess the damage to your roof right away but do not, under any circumstances, go up to your roof yourself. Instead, grab a pair of binoculars and do a quick ocular inspection from the ground. Document everything by taking detailed notes and photographs. This will help you later on with your insurance claim.
While waiting for your local roofing contractors to perform emergency repairs, do whatever you can to minimize the damage especially to your home’s interior. Take the necessary measures so that your living spaces remain dry and intact. For instance, place buckets under drips from the ceiling. You should also cover, or move elsewhere electronics, expensive furniture and other valuables. Until you get that roof repair project, it’s best to protect your interior from further issues.
Once everything has settled and you have secured your family and your valuables, call your roofing contractor and insurance company right away to provide the necessary solutions. In case you notice any hazards such as downed power lines or if anybody is hurt or injured, then your first call should be to emergency services.
When your property sustains wind or storm damage, depend on our team for comprehensive service. Pritchett Roofing, Inc. is a proud siding and roofing contractor serving homeowners and business owners throughout the region. Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can serve you. Call (770) 343-7832 or fill out our online form to schedule your free roof estimate. We serve clients in Canton, GA.