Storms are an overwhelming force of nature that can cause tremendous damage to our roof. It is something that most homeowners will inevitably have to deal with at least once in their life so it is crucial that you understand what steps to take when the time comes. In today’s post dependable roofing and siding contractors Lexington Blue® explains the ABCs when it comes to dealing with roof damage after a storm.
A: Assess Your Roof Immediately After the Storm Passes
Once the storm has passed and it is safe to be outside, assess the damage to your roof right away but do not, under any circumstances, go up to your roof yourself. Instead, grab a pair of binoculars and do a quick ocular inspection from the ground. Document everything you can by taking detailed notes and lots of photographs. This will help you later on with your insurance claim.
B: Begin Temporary Fixes
While waiting for your local roofing contractors to perform emergency repairs, do whatever you can to minimize the damage especially to your home’s interior. A roof that is damaged due to a storm will usually have a bunch of leaks. Remove valuable items from the affected areas and place buckets or trash bins under any leaks that you find. Move your furniture and appliances to a safer location or cover them with plastic to make sure that they do not get any water damage.
C. Call Emergency Services, Your Roofing Contractor, and Your Insurance Company
Once everything has settled and you have secured your family and your valuables, call your roofing contractor and insurance company right away. But if you notice any hazards such as downed power lines or if anybody is hurt or injured, then your first call should be to emergency services.
Do you need a roof replacement or repair after a severe storm? If you are a home or business owner in Central Kentucky, including Lawrenceburg, KY, be sure to give Lexington Blue® a call right away at (859) 368-6346 or fill out our contact form so we can send in our expert team of emergency roofers to address your problems right away.