As soon as the weather clears, it’s crucial to conduct a roof inspection in order to assess any damage that the storm may have caused. Carolina Home Specialists, a trusted expert in roof replacement, shares some roofing dos and don’ts after a storm.
Have Your Roof Inspected by an Independent Professional
Hire a roofing company of your choice to do an inspection. This way, someone can properly and thoroughly assess the condition of your roof and confirm if it suffered from any damage due to the storm.
Call Your Insurance Company
Get in touch with your insurance company and let them know about the damage to your roofing. They will be able to tell you the next steps so that you can file a claim for your roof damage.
Document the Damage
Be prepared with pictures of the damage to your roof. Take note of any important details that may help with your insurance claim.
Do Not Go Up on Your Roof by Yourself
At times, it can be hard to determine the extent of damage to the roof, prompting a need to go up there and check its condition more closely. Leave this task to a professional roofer for your own safety. Leaks and water damage can make roofs unstable. And having no knowledge about the current state of your roof, you will likely risk getting into an accident.
Do Not Hire a Roofer Without Vetting Them
Make sure you’re hiring an established and trustworthy roofing contractor. Check their qualifications and reputation through review sites and references. As much as possible, go with a local company that has known your community for years.
If you’re dealing with storm damage to roof systems, Carolina Home Specialists is the local contractor to call. Our team is qualified, experienced, and well-equipped to carry out your project to a high standard. Call us at (336) 740-9915 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.