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Roof It Forward - What to Do in Case of a Roof Emergency

April 13, 2023

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.

Find Safety

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 collapse.

Assess 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.

Call A Roofing Company

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.

Continue Documenting

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 receive.

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 smooth experience.

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 Forward.


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