A strong storm can have you scouring the web for a “roofing contractor near me.” All roofing systems are designed to withstand the elements, but even the toughest ones can still be damaged by torrential rains, high winds and heavy snow and hail. In most cases, the problems can be corrected with minimal repairs. However, sometimes, storms can be so bad they can cause your roof to fail completely and need to be replaced.
For many homeowners, insurance can cover the damage caused by a recent storm. But what exactly are the first steps you need to take as soon as the weather calms down? Let our experts at Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. walk you through some essential post-storm roof care to help your roof get back in good shape.
Safety Should Be the Number One Concern
The prospect of shouldering an expensive roof replacement can be stressful however, while a storm is raging, your safety and the safety of your family should always be your top priority. Do not go outside in the middle of a tempest to check on the roof. As soon as the storm passes and the authorities have deemed it safe, call your local roofing company for a thorough inspection immediately.
Document Everything You Can
Walk around your property and do a quick visual inspection of the damage. Take photographs of anything that was affected from the ground. As much as possible, avoid getting up on the roof yourself to take a look at the damage. In severely battered roofs, the structure might not be strong enough to hold extra weight and could collapse. Secure all your roofing documents and review your insurance policy for storm coverage. You can do all this while you wait for your roofer to arrive.
Repair Leaks Immediately
Leaks should never be neglected. Schedule a roof leak repair visit as soon as you see signs of a leak. Delaying repairs could, one, exacerbate the problem, and, two, cause your roof repair or replacement insurance claim to be denied.
After a storm, our professionals at Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. can help you with your storm damage insurance claim as well as provide you with all your repair needs. Give us a call at (865) 688-2888 or fill out our contact form to schedule a post-storm inspection and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, as well as other surrounding TN communities.