Your roofing system protects your home, your possessions and your family from the elements. While modern roofs are designed to withstand extreme conditions, they aren’t completely invincible. In other words, even the best roofs are susceptible to storm damage.
In this article, trusted roof replacement contractor Progressive Remodeling and Roofing discusses what to do in the event of a roofing emergency.
What Qualifies as a Roofing Emergency?
Any roofing damage that occurs in an immediate matter and is severe enough to disrupt a household’s daily routine can be classified as a roofing emergency. Did a tree fall over and land on your roof? Were shingles torn off or ripped apart by strong winds? These are examples of roofing emergencies.
First Things First
The first and most important thing to do during a roofing emergency is to remain calm. Do not panic — the damage has already been done. Once it’s safe to do so, go outside and take as many pictures as you can of the damage. These photos will come in handy when you file your insurance claim The next step is to contact your insurance provider, then a reputable roofing contractor to help assess the roofing damage.
Things to Keep in Mind
For your safety, do not attempt to repair the roof on your own. Take extra care when trying to document or inspect the damage. Better yet, let a professional roofing contractor handle the inspection to ensure accurate findings. Be wary of storm chasers and scammers that prey on unsuspecting homeowners who are in need of emergency roof repairs.
Progressive Remodeling and Roofing is a licensed and insured roofing company. We are qualified to perform roof repairs and other roofing services on homes around the area. We specialize in emergency roof repairs. Call us today at (813) 765-1025 to schedule an appointment.