Alabama is no stranger to the occasional storm, some of them strong enough to leave extensive damage to your home and property. After a storm has swept through and the skies have cleared, many wonder what steps to take next. In this post, American Roofing & Construction, the area’s premier roofing contractor, shares some valuable advice on roofing dos and don’ts after a storm.
DO make sure to document the damage.
You’ll be needing this once you get around to filing an insurance claim. Walk around your property and inside your home, and take photos or videos of the damage. Document everything, whether it’s fallen tree branches on the roof surface, damaged shingles, torn flashing and sagging gutters, water stains on walls and ceilings, or roof leaks. Just make sure to watch where you’re stepping if you’re checking the damage outside. You should also avoid going up to your roof if it’s sagging or extremely damaged.
DON’T hire the first contractor who knocks on your door
They are most likely a storm chaser looking to cash in on a fast roof replacement. Instead, work with an established local roofer like American Roofing & Construction. We’ll perform a comprehensive and accurate assessment of storm damage to your roofing system, and suggest the most appropriate solution. Depending on its overall condition, we’ll either start work on restoration or roof replacement—another essential roofing dos and don’ts after a storm to keep in mind.
DO get repairs done promptly
Putting off much-needed roof repairs only leaves the entire system, and your home, more vulnerable to further damage. The more damage your roof sustains, the more expensive the restoration costs. What’s more, overlooking damage to your home can negatively affect the coverage of your homeowner insurance.
DON’T forget to file a claim
Make sure you have full understanding of your coverage. And should you need a middleman between you and your insurance adjuster, just turn to American Roofing & Construction. We’ll provide you with a detailed and accurate roof estimate, and ensure a smoother experience through our worry-free insurance claims assistance.
For exceptional storm damage repair and restoration services, rely on American Roofing & Construction. Serving Mobile, Birmingham, AL, and their surrounding areas, we specialize in the roofing dos and don’ts after a storm. Call us today at (251) 379-9712 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.