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Roof It Forward - What to Do When a Tree Falls on Your Roof

January 12, 2023

Fallen 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.

  1. Evacuate Your Home

To 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.

  1. Call 911
  2. No 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.
  1. Call A Roofing Company

Once 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.

  1. Call Your Home Insurance Company

Since 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 pre-loss condition.

  1. Secure Your Home

You 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 damaged.

In 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.


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