When a storm hits your home, the roof will be the first part that will sustain considerable damage from the strong winds and rain. Emergency roof repair is necessary, but you might be at a loss what to actually do and when to start.
In this post, our experts at American Heritage Restoration discuss tips to keep in mind when doing emergency roof repair.
Identifying the Situation
First, it’s important to know what exactly constitutes as an “emergency roofing” situation. As a general rule, this is any situation where the roof is compromised in a sense that it allows water to infiltrate the rest of your home. This is different from “general” roof repair since there’s a sense of urgency; the water, if left unchecked, will eventually do interior and structural damage.
Passing the Storm
In cases where your roof gets damaged during a storm, the smarter way to go about it is to temporarily patch up your roof and wait for the storm to pass. Your prospective roofers will wait until the coast is clear when the conditions are too dangerous to physically work on the roof.
Call the Roofer or Insurance?
It’s better to call your local roofer first before your insurance company. When you call us for emergency storm repair, we will do a preliminary inspection and assessment of the damage the storm has done to your roof and document it properly. We’ll also help you through the complicated insurance process to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
In cases where the roof needs a full replacement, we’ll help you pick the right system to replace your old roof with. As a local roofer, we know exactly what kind of weather your home experiences, so we’ll always recommend the right product and materials for your home.
American Heritage Restoration offers roofing and siding services. Call us today at (303) 351-5331 or (719) 639-2201 to learn more about our roofing services. We offer emergency roof repair services in Aurora, CO and nearby areas.