Storms can strike unexpectedly. When they do, disaster always ensues. There are a number of problems that a storm can cause, with one of the most common and one of the most traumatic being damage to your home. In this article, we will hope to offer a few solutions for what you should do if you find your roof has been damaged in a storm. Our roof being damaged can be devastating and often results in us having to pay out huge sums of money in repairs. To minimize the chances of your home becoming damaged in the future, we will also offer a few safeguarding measures.
Here is what to do if your roof has been damaged in a storm.
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Before thinking about repairs or anything else, contact your insurance company. Your insurance company, providing you have home insurance and are covered for storm damage, will send someone out to assess the damages immediately. You will then, likely, receive a payout within a matter of days. Insurance is an absolute necessity for your home, and if you do not yet have it, it’s time to invest. Storms are happening with more frequency in North America – do not wait for one to affect you before you get insured.
Trees, Junk, and Debris
After a storm, damage sustained to your home will likely have been the result of falling trees. If this is the case, you should contact a tree damage repair service to come and assess the damage. It may also be worth having any trees in your yard removed so that if another storm occurs, your home will not feel the brunt of falling trees. Tree damage repair companies will often work hand-in-hand with roofing company’s, who we will now move onto.
A roofer is, obviously, the only person you will want to come and repair your roof. A tree damage repair company will be able to remove the tree that has damaged your home, and a roofer will patch up your roof. Roofers are an absolute necessity should any problems occur with your roof, and it is not recommended to attempt to repair them yourself [as many try to]. Roof damage can be very dangerous, for it can compromise the structure of your home, and if not repaired, can lead to serious problems.
Stay Somewhere Else
While your roof is being repaired, it may be worthwhile staying somewhere else. The chances are, if a tree has come crashing through your roof, you will have had to have been evacuated anyway. Roofing work can take quite a while and can be a headache to endure. Instead of sitting inside your home waiting, take your family elsewhere and go and stay with relatives or friends. When the roofing work is complete, and a surveyor has verified your home is fine, and its structure is not at risk, then return, but until then, do not.
With the help of this page, you now know what to do if your roof is damaged in a storm. Roof damage can be a real headache, and it can be very expensive. If you, in the future, find yourself in this situation, then you know exactly what to do.