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Steps to Take After Storm Damages Your Roof

what to do after a storm causes roof damage

No matter where you live in the US, you've probably seen your fair share of bad weather over the years. Storms with strong wind and rain, like tornadoes, hurricanes, and summer rainstorms, can do a lot of damage to roofs and other surfaces on the outside of a house.

When a storm comes through your town there is always that feeling of anxiousness if your home is going to experience any damage. Here are some quick steps you can take right after a storm hits your area.

Assess The Damage

After the clouds have moved away and the sky has cleared, take a walk around your house to check for any damage caused by hail or strong winds. It's important to do a full check of the roof. Remember that any problems, big or small, that go unnoticed will only get worse over time, which will make the cost of fixing them go up.

Tarp Area That You See Damage

Your roof can be protected from new rainfall, snow, or wind if you have a tarp on it and it is secured properly. It can stop leaks that already exist from getting worse and stop holes or missing shingles from developing into leaks that need to be repaired. Most roofing companies offer an emergency tarping service, here at Accurate Roofing pros, LLC we have skilled roof technicians who can get this done for you quickly.

Be Aware of Storm Chasers

Storm chasers! When a big storm hits a town or state hard, there is so much work to do that you do need contractors from other states to help people fix their homes so they don't have to wait for months. But keep in mind that storm chasers leave when work slows down. This means that if something goes wrong months or years later, like a leak, and they promised a warranty on their work but are now back home in a different state, you will have to pay the bill and fix the problem yourself. Find a local roofing company that has been in business for a long time and read reviews about them.

Call Your Insurance Company

In the event that your home sustains damage as a result of a storm, you can file a claim with your insurance company, and they will dispatch an adjuster to conduct an inspection of the property. You want to try to document what damage you see right after the storm because the adjuster could take several days to come to your house. We can help you in talking and meeting with your adjuster. Many times we have been able to get insures approved after they were first denied, so always seek help if your insurance company denies your claim.

Accurate Roofing Pros is here for all your roofing needs! We offer residential roofing replacement, commercial roofing replacement, roof repairs, roof tuneups, and roofing design services through Roof Roof Beautiful. We have been around for 20 years and our local to the North Georgia area.

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