If you own a property in Colorado, it is crucial that you are familiar with the storm damage roof repair process.
The roof is the most exposed part of your property. It provides protection from the weather and other elements. This is why when the storm comes, it’s also more prone to damage. When this happens, it’s important to have them repaired as quickly as possible.
So in this blog, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process so you know exactly what to do to have your storm-damaged roof repaired.
Assess the damage
Once the storm has passed, the first thing you need to do is to assess the damage sustained by your roof. To do so, perform the following:
Look for any signs of damage visible from the ground
Check inside your home for any leak
Check for wind damage
Check for dents or cracks caused by hail or falling debris
Always remember, however, to practice safety first. Do not climb on your roof without the proper safety equipment such as a harness and ladder. Do not walk on your roof when it’s still wet or severely damaged as it can be dangerous.
In addition, make sure to properly document the damage as well. Take “before” and “after” photos as evidence or proof. If you’re not sure how to do this, it’s best to call a roofing contractor that specializes in storm damage roof repair to help you.
Make temporary fixes
To prevent further damage to your property, be sure to make temporary fixes. For instance, if the roof is leaking directly above a living space, redirect the water away or place a bucket under it to catch the water.
Remove any valuables as well that can be seriously damaged by the water. If the cause of the leak is a crack or hole in the roof, you can also patch up the affected area to temporarily stop the leak until a more permanent solution is made.
Contact your insurance company
Be sure to contact your insurance provider and tell them your situation. Let them know exactly what’s going on, the damage sustained by your roof, and the extent. They provide you with instructions on the next steps you should take.
Insurance companies will either send an adjuster to come out and inspect the damage, or they’ll tell you to contact a local roofing contractor to carry out a roof inspection. Either way, it’s important to call them right away so they’ll be able to guide you on what to do.
Contact a reliable and reputable roofing contractor
Whether or not the insurance company has told you to contact a roofing contractor, it’s still best to hire a reliable contractor and let them carry out a thorough roof inspection. This way, all damage sustained by your roof is identified and documented.
In addition, they are also knowledgeable about the insurance claim process so they’ll be able to help you have a higher chance of getting approved. They can help document the damage and advocate for you when the adjuster comes for an inspection.
File an insurance claim and wait for the adjuster
Once you’ve got all the supporting documents ready, you can now file your insurance claim. Make sure to do this as soon as possible as some insurance companies have allotted only a specific time frame of when you are allowed to claim for storm damage roof repair.
The insurance company will send out an adjuster to verify the veracity of your claims. The approval of your claim lies in their hands so make sure you have your roofing contractor with you during this time. They’ll be able to work with the adjuster and advocate for you.
Once all the paperwork is done and your claim is approved, it’s time to start the roof repair process! Make sure that the roofing contractor you hire has the expertise and experience to handle storm damage repairs so they can provide long-lasting solutions.
Your roof deserves the utmost care and attention so your contractor should be able to treat your property as if it were their own, providing only the highest quality of repair services and excellent customer service.
Endurance Roofing is an expert in storm damage roof repair!
If your property has recently fallen victim to hail, wind, and ice damage, contact Endurance Roofing. We are skilled and experienced in roof repairs and we can help you navigate the insurance claim process to have your roof repaired quickly. Contact us today to get a free quote!