Even though Atlanta isn’t on the coast, our area can still get hit with strong winds and excessive rain from hurricanes.
These storms can end up causing serious water and wind damage to your roof. Find out what you should do about your roof if one of these storms passes through our area and causes damage.
Check Your Roof from Below
When it’s safe to go outside after a hurricane, check your roof from the ground to look for obvious signs of damage. You might see missing or broken shingles on your roof, and there may be shingles lying on the ground around your home. Keep in mind your roof could have deeper, harder to spot damage. Avoid going up onto your roof to check for damage since this can be dangerous. Leave it to roofing professionals to go up and check for any deeper damage. If you’re worried about interior damage and can access your attic, put up a tarp from the inside to cover the affected area.
Get in Touch with Your Insurance Company
If your roof has damage after a storm, call your homeowner’s insurance company. Depending on your coverage, you should be able to file a hurricane insurance claim when you need to have your roof fixed. After getting in touch with your insurance company, you’ll need to find a reliable roofing company to inspect the damage and handle repairs.
Choose a Roofing Company
Don’t just turn to any roofing company for help. You should read through online reviews. Make sure you choose a professional roofing contractor with experience helping local homeowners with home insurance claims. The roofer you choose should be local since this helps ensure they’ll be around after repairs have been made. If you run into any problems with your roof after it’s been fixed, you’ll be able to easily get in touch with them and have them come back. You should also choose a roofing company who has the right equipment and manpower needed for making prompt repairs to your roof.
If you need help with a home insurance claim for roof repair, contact the experts at Pro Roofing & Siding. Our roofing company is in the Atlanta area and has all of the required licenses.