A roofing emergency could be one of your worst
nightmares. Your roof emergency could be a roof leak, a tree landed on your
roof, or strong winds lifting your shingles. No matter the roof emergency, you
should not leave the damage unattended. The longer your roof damage remains
unrepaired, the more extensive the damage and expensive the repair will become.
In case you find yourself in the event of a roof emergency, learn what to do.
For your family's safety, once you
notice a roof emergency you should seek safety. Any damage done to your roof
could impact the structural integrity. If you have a leak or hole, an
electrical fire could begin.
If you're able to, it's best for you and your
family to leave the home with your pets to prevent falling victim to any
consequences of the damage.
If the weather is too severe to leave your
home, turn off the power to your house and move to a central room on the lowest
level of your home since these areas are the least likely spots to experience a
The Damage Safely
It's time to check out what has happened to your
roof. When attempting to assess the damage that your house has experienced, do
not go onto the roof. Going onto a damaged roof can be extremely dangerous so
leave it to professionals. Trained roofing contractors can assess the risk and
have the training to evaluate the damage up close as safely as possible. Aim to
take a simple assessment from the ground to be able to spot the areas of damage
while taking photos to document the damage.
Now it's time to get a professional involved.
Search for a reputable and trustworthy roofing company that offers emergency
roofing repair services. When you call, inform them of the damage that you
noticed from your assessment so they have an idea of what they will be coming
to repair. Also include the material type of your roof, what damage has
occurred, and any interior damage.
If you want to file a claim with your home
insurance company, you will need to include evidence of the damage. Throughout
the process, take photos and videos of the damage, keep documentation of the
extent of the damage, and include any estimates, invoices, and bills you
Your roofing contractor plays a major role in the insurance claim process.
Learn more about how your roofing company can make the insurance process a
Any roof emergency needs to be addressed
immediately to prevent any further damage to your roof and home. ARAC Roof It
Forward offers emergency roof repair so you can have your roof repaired quickly
after the damage occurred. Our professionals at Roof It Forward can also help
you navigate the process of working with your insurance company for roof
repairs if you need to file a claim. We can handle each piece of the process
from start to finish so you can focus on keeping yourself and your family safe.
Give us a call today to schedule a free video roof inspection with Roof It