Extreme weather events can cause significant damage to your home. If your home has been hit by a storm, it’s always a good idea to have your roof checked. It’s because some kinds of damage are difficult to detect unless they have spread or affected other areas of the house.
Here are the ABCs of taking care of storm damage.
A: Assess the Damage
When it is safe to do so, get a roof inspection. Do not attempt to do this task yourself because climbing the roof can be dangerous, especially after a severe storm. Professionals know how to climb and walk on your roof safely following a weather event.
While waiting for roofing contractors, talk a walk outside your home, and check for loose or fallen shingles. You can use binoculars to see the surface of the roof without using ladders. Inside your home, check your attic for signs of water damage or leaks, such as dark stains on walls and ceiling.
B: Begin Temporary Fixes
You’ll need to act fast if your roof has experienced serious damage and water is leaking into your home. If there are leaks, place buckets or garbage cans under them. Make sure to keep valuable items away from the affected areas of your home. To protect your furniture, place plastic or trash bags on them.
C: Contact Your Insurer
If your home has suffered from storm damage, don’t wait long before contacting your insurer. Many insurance companies have a deadline until when you can file for a claim. Some roofing contractors can even assist with filing your claim.
For your roof storm damage needs, turn to Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC. We also specialize in gutter and window replacement. Call us at (903) 364-6183 or (580) 920-1433, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We work with clients in Sherman and Denison, TX.