The aftermath of a storm is always a difficult time. In addition to making sure your family is safe, you have to get roof repairs done as soon as possible. Today, Affordable Roofing Systems shares a few things you should know about emergency roof repairs.
Avoid Repairing the Roof Yourself
When dealing with roofing damage, focus on your family’s safety and leave the repair work to professionals; doing so without proper training and equipment could do more harm than good and might prevent coverage from your insurance provider. Keep the number of a nearby contractor that can provide emergency roof repair services at any time. When you call Affordable Roofing Systems for emergency roofing assistance, we will drive down to your home for quick fixes then come back as soon as the weather clears to provide a more permanent solution.
Avoid “storm chasers”, or shady roofers who follow storms and offer repair work of poor quality, which you wouldn’t notice until weeks or months down the line when they have already moved to another area. Having professional, locally-based contractors do the repair work and storm damage restoration is a better solution, and gives you more value for your money.
Steer Clear of Location Hazards
If your roof is damaged by a tree or a downed power line, keep yourself and everyone else at a safe distance until the area is pronounced clear by an emergency response team. Downed power lines are especially dangerous because the lines might still be live. The roof might not be stable at this point, so avoid staying indoors until it’s safe to do so.
Don’t Forget to Call Your Insurance Adjuster
Make sure your insurance adjuster is present before any repairs are done to ensure full compensation on your homeowner’s insurance claim. A dependable roofing contractor should be able to provide accurate documentation and a cost estimate. At Affordable Roofing Systems, we have experience working with insurance adjusters, which makes us an invaluable ally in these negotiations.
Affordable Roofing Systems provides long-term fixes to most roofing problems, including hail damage repair. Call us today at (813) 400-2515 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home roofing estimate. We serve many areas in and near Brandon, Tampa and Largo, FL.