What Not To Do There are several things that you don’t want to do when there has been damage to your roof. The first is to wait until the weather calms down. The reason why you don’t want to wait is because any precipitation can infiltrate the roof and find its way into your attic or the walls of your home. Here are some other things to keep in mind:
- Don’t sign an agreement with a door-to-door contractor who says they can handle the repair process for you. You also don’t want anyone who claims they can handle the insurance process on your behalf.
- Never allow a contractor to place a “hold” on your claim to your insurance company.
- Don’t just sit back and take any high price that is quoted to you. This is usually done when unnecessary services are offered to you.
What To Do
What you do want to do is take photographs of your home when it is in its worst condition. You may also want to collect a hail stone from any hail storms that come your way and place the stone in your freezer, as well as take pictures of it so that you can show the insurance company what hit your roof. You’ll also need to document the date and the time of the storm because, believe it or not, this could come into question during the claims process. You also want to make sure you call your Lake Elmo roofing contractor right after the damage has occurred. Even if you don’t think there has been any damage, a roof inspection needs to be done. This inspection has to take place no matter what before the insurance company is called. This is so you can correctly relay to them what damage has been done to the roof. The type of damage may require a special type of insurance adjuster using specific equipment. You will want temporary repairs to be done so that the damage to the roof is not made worse by further rain, snow, hail, or wind. Your roofing company can take care of this for you until you are ready for the repairs to begin.
Contact A Lake Elmo Roofing Contractor
When your roof is damaged, there is no time to waste. You have to make sure that the damage is addressed as soon as possible so you can preserve your home to the best of your ability. For your free in-home consultation, call Alexander Home Exteriors at 612-919-6051 or fill out the contact form so someone can contact you to schedule your consultation.