A solid and well-maintained roof can easily withstand the natural elements. But what should you do when severe weather suddenly causes damage? To keep the repair costs minimal, you need to act quickly and take the right steps to mitigate the damage as well as expedite your insurance claim.
A. Assess the Immediate Roofing Damage
The roof is designed to be one of your home’s primary defenses against severe weather. Thus, it will take the brunt of the weather while it is protecting your interiors. As soon as the weather clears, you’ll need to check your roof thoroughly to assess the damage. Keep an eye out on your roof’s overall condition from the ground; trying to climb up the roof using a ladder can put you in harm’s way. Also, be careful of any downed trees and power lines. Document the damage as well; take photos or videos as these will be proven useful when filing an insurance claim.
B. Begin Mitigation Measures
Once you inspect your roof, you should mitigate the damage as much as you can and salvage items, appliances, furniture and any other property that was partially affected by the weather. At this point, you should also call in a trusted roof replacement services professional. This way, you can have your damaged roof worked on as soon as possible. Temporary fixes should help mitigate the damage before any comprehensive repairs can be done at a later time. Your hired roofer will also provide you with a detailed damage report, which can be useful when filing your insurance claim.
C. Call Your Insurance Provider to Make a Claim
Once you call in your insurance provider, the company will send a representative to assess the roof damage. Before the assessor arrives, make sure your hired roofer is with you on-site to serve as your advocate. Having the two meet to go over the roof storm damage should help in increasing not only your chances of getting your claim approved, but also obtaining the most value out of it.
When you turn to the team of roofing and window replacement professionals at Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC, we can help you learn about the intricacies of your insurance claim and explain the insurance process in detail to you. We will take care of all the paperwork to ensure all the necessary replacement costs are met. We will work with your insurance company to help you get the quality roof repair work that you deserve.
Call us today at (903) 465-7677, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in and around Sherman and Denison, TX.