The first few hours after a storm hits can be critical, and knowing how to handle a storm-damaged roof can save you a lot of time, money and effort in setting things right. As a roofing contractor who offers storm damage repair services, Willi Roofing Services shares with you a quick guide on how to handle storm damage.
Keep the number of a contractor who provides emergency roof repairs handy at all times. In the event that you see signs of a leaking roof, no matter how minor, call us. As soon as the weather lets us safely drive to your home, we’ll be there to perform short-term repairs. Preventing further damage can help minimize the amount of required repair work. Once the weather clears, we will return, assess the condition of your roof and give you a detailed report on the necessary, permanent repairs.
Make Sure Your Family Is Safe
If your home has sustained heavy damage, chances are the surrounding areas are littered with debris. Have everyone stay inside while you check for broken glass, exposed nails and other potential hazards. If you see fallen electrical lines, there may be live wires. Check the rest of the house, including the attic, for other signs of damage.
Call Your Insurance Provider
An important requirement when filing a storm damage insurance claim is to document the damage, which should be conducted by a roofing professional. The details of the report will need to be verified by an insurance adjuster, so make sure you call your insurance provider as soon as possible. It is very likely that your neighbors have the same provider you do, so the sooner you call, the earlier the insurance adjuster will arrive.
We have experience working with storm damage insurance claims and can provide all the necessary documents needed, including a complete quotation of the repair costs. Once approved, you will receive the initial check that covers the down payment to get your roof repaired. The second check is usually issued once the repair work is underway.
Willi Roofing Services offers complete roofing services, including emergency repairs and storm damage insurance claims. Call us today at (512) 504-7900. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home estimate. We are located in Austin, TX, and serve nearby areas, including Pflugerville and Lakeway, TX.