trees are one of the most common results of storms. The high winds, heavy
precipitation, and lightning can cause trees to fall. Unfortunately, these
trees sometimes end up falling on your home. Knowing what to do if a tree falls
on your house can make sure that you keep your family safe and protect your
home from additional damage. Continue reading to learn what to do when a tree
falls on your roof.
- Evacuate Your Home
keep everyone in the home safe from further damage, leave your home as soon as
possible. Try not to linger too long in the home since the fallen tree could
have caused structural damage to your home. Once everyone is out, check each
other for injuries.
- Call 911
matter the severity of the injuries or damage to your home, you should call
911. Paramedics will come to the scene to evaluate everyone for head injuries
and treat any wounds. The fire department will help prevent a public safety
issues. Utility companies will come out to make sure there is not any additional
danger, such as a possible electrical fire or a gas leak.
- Call A Roofing Company
the first responders have made sure you and your family are safe and that your
home is not posing an imminent threat, you can call a roofing company for emergency services. A roofing contractor will
be able to evaluate the damage, help with short-term solutions, and execute a
plan to get your roof back in great condition. When picking a roofing
contractor, make sure they are local, experienced, and well-reviewed.
- Call Your Home Insurance Company
your home insurance policy should cover some cost of storm damage repair, it's
time to call your insurance company for the next steps. To start, you have to
document evidence, so take photos of the damage when it is safe and document
the series of events that led up to the tree falling on your roof. Dealing with
insurance can become cumbersome. When you work with us, we help you seamlessly
navigate through working with your insurance carrier to restore your property to
- Secure Your Home
and your family shouldn't stay in your home after a tree has fallen on it for
safety purposes. Before leaving your home, make sure that you have locked all
your doors and windows, taken any valuables with you, and gathered any
important documents. These steps will prevent any intruders from getting into
your home or stealing anything of value and importance while your home is
the event of a tree falling on your roof, you are facing a roofing emergency.
Our team at Roof It Forward offers emergency service to get to your home
quickly to help with any damage and perform repairs. Our roofing professionals
are trained in all types of roofing materials so we can solve any problems that
may have occurred. To be prepared in the event of a roofing emergency, learn
more about Roof It Forward's emergency roofing services here.